LET US PRAY TOGETHER
“The real certainty of a presence, that of Christ risen who,
embodied in my daily affairs, loves me,
forgives me, rejuvenates me and never abandons me”
Suor Maria Laura
ROSARY and MEDITATION in the footsteps of Sister Maria Laura
6 OCTOBER: Sister Beniamina
“Go inside to pray. Come out to love”
6 NOVEMBER: don Michele Pitino
“I want to make my life something beautiful for others”
6 DECEMBER: don Lorenzo Pertusini
“…The gaze on Jesus incarnate…”
6 JANUARY: don Andrea Caelli
“Your gaze rests on me…”
6 FEBRUARY: Volunteers of the Aid to Life Centre
“Looking to You to believe in life…”
6 MARCH: don Corrado Necchi
“Sir, forgive them!”
6 APRIL: Sister Maria Laura Spirituality Group
“…Walking along the streets of the world…”
6 MAY: don Ambrogio Balatti
“It is so very beautiful to beseech Our Lady together!
We will tell you about our needs”
The prayer that the community of Chiavenna proposes on the 6th of every month is not a new phenomenon. A young vicar along with a small group had begun to step out in modesty, Rosary in hand, taking in the final steps of sister Maria Laura.
Just a few hundred metres that this slight nun walked on that June evening of 2000 as far as the place of her martyrdom. And so for more than 10 years now every month we find ourselves along that same path leading to the Via Poiatengo. And the group has grown and the community has expanded and the prayer duly enhanced. The sisters of the Daughters of the Cross in recent years have followed a spiritual path retracing the mysteries of Christ’s life whilst taking up some of the phrases of Sister Maria Laura.
This year in preparation for the beatification the walk has taken on a new vitality for this very path of prayer will be reversed: indeed from death to life. Every 6th of the month we will meet together at 21.00 at the place of the martyrdom and we will make our way in prayer towards the church of San Lorenzo, a place of life and one where to encounter Christ Risen. This confirmation of faith was a constant inspiration for Maria Laura. As she wrote: “The real certainty of a presence, that of Christ risen who, embodied in my daily affairs, loves me, forgives me, rejuvenates me and never abandons me”.
And so to this end our monthly meetings are meant to be life-giving events, an appointment with Christ who lives amongst us and affords us a fulfilled, complete, risen experience. The Rosary will be punctuated by the contemplation of the mysteries of the day and will conclude with a meditation on some of Sister Maria Laura’s dearest themes. It will provide an opportunity for the community of the two curacies of Valchiavenna to find together a time of silence, of prayer and sharing.