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LETTERS FROM THE CONVENTS




POOR CLARES OF SANTA CLARA CONVENT

Pacet, Indonesia
 
Thank you for your wonderful magazine
 
Pacet, 25 December 2010
 
Dear Senator Andreotti and staff,
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas 2010 and a Happy New Year 2011.
Thank you so very much for your generosity in sending us your wonderful magazine. Thank you also for  your new address which you have sent us.
God bless you!
United in love and prayer,
 
The Poor Clares of Pacet
 
 
CARMELITE SISTERS OF THAPELONG CONVENT
Mafikeng, South Africa
 
Thanks from South Africa
 
Mafikeng, 25 December 2010
 
Dear Mr Director,
Once again we thank you for your great generosity and kindness in sending us 30Days. May Our Good Lord reward you and your family abundantly for your good work.
May the coming of the Christ Child bring you and your loved ones fresh hope this Christmas, much peace and happiness and all the blessings of the coming New Year.
May God bless you always,
 
The Carmelite Sisters of Thapelong
 
 
DAUGHTERS OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS
Tarbes, France
 
Thank you for having sent us the beautiful magazine 30Jours free
 
Tarbes, 5 January 2011
 
I would like you to send me twenty copies of Qui prie sauve son âme in French and the details to make payment.
Thank you for having sent us free, for several years, the beautiful magazine 30Jours, so in depth on the Church. We are the Daughters of Our Lady of Sorrows, originating in the diocese of Tarbes and Lourdes. We run rest homes for the elderly in France and the Middle East (Lebanon, Israel and Egypt) as well as the reception of the sick who come on pilgrimage to Lourdes.
We pray in particular for the Eastern Christians who are suffering but who are ready to witness their faith as far as martyrdom.
God bless you and bless all those who collaborate with the magazine! A Good and Holy Year 2011.
 
Sister Isabelle-Marie
 
 
DISCALCED CARMELITE SISTERS OF SANTA MARÍA DE LA FE
Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico
 
“God reward you” for the magazine you give us as a gift
 
Ciudad del Carmen, 15 January 2011
 
Dear Senator Andreotti,
I am writing this in early 2011, saying “God reward you” for the magazine you give us as a gift. A beautiful, very beautiful magazine, with such important articles on the holy Fathers of the Church, such profound articles on St Augustine on St Theresa or on the German statesman Konrad Adenauer, or those on current affairs, such as the recent visit of the Pope to Great Britain. We also want to thank you for the good you do throughout the world through this medium of communication, to many religious communities, seminaries and to many people. May God bless and reward you by giving you a deeper life in friendship, love and knowledge of the Trinity. We pray for you, Senator, and your esteemed family, as well as for your work as a politician and help to beautiful Italy.
With great affection and gratitude, your
 
Sister María Josefina de Jesús Apango, OCD
 
 
CARMELITE SISTERS OF NHA TRANG CONVENT
Nha Trang, Viet Nam
 
From a Carmel in Viet Nam
 
Nha Trang, 22 January 2011
 
Dear Mr Director,
We haven’t written to you for a long time. Excuse us. However we do not forget to pray for you and for all... “The Spirit helps us in our weakness... the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with inexpressible sighs”.
For more than five years, your magazine 30Giorni, has come to us a little irregularly, but... no problem. We knew why. Everything is grace, and our Heavenly Father always gives us the best part. After reading it, we passed it on to a Franciscan priest: he was very happy and asked us: “How can you have such a valuable and interesting magazine?” Deo gratias.
We also received Qui prie sauve son âme and we gave it to a fellow sister who is currently in a Carmel in France.
Thank you for everything you have sent us.
In union in the glorious bosom of the Father, Who, through the intercession of Our Mother and Queen of Mount Carmel, may fill you full of grace,
 
The Carmelite Sisters of Nha Trang
 
 
HOUSE OF FORMATION OF THE CAPUCHIN SISTERS
Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
 
30Giorni helps us greatly to know and live the present moment of the Church
 
Fianarantsoa, 6 March 2011
 
Mr Senator Giulio Andreotti,
I’m very happy to write two simple words of thanks and admiration to you for the service you do to all those who have the grace to be able to read and reread the pages of your magazine 30Giorni. I have great admiration for you, I have known you since I was a child because my parents had so much respect and trust in you and we prayed together for you, so that you could always be a true Christian-Catholic-Democrat; my parents greatly believed in your very clean politics and followed your ideas enthusiastically. Many years have passed and now it is I who admire and pray for you that the Lord will still give you much good health to do so much good through your magazine. I’m sorry that my parents are not here anymore, but from heaven, where I’m sure they are, they continue to pray for you and protect you, so that you may continue to do good to all of us.
Thank you for your magazine, from which both I and my community of formation, composed of young postulants and Madagascan novices seeking a better life by following Christ, derive much spiritual and cultural profit from all the information we find there. Above all, it helps us greatly to know and live the present moment of the Church, the word of the Magisterium and of our beloved Pope and Shepherd; really it makes us feel more closely united to the Church and the world today with all the problems in which we find ourselves; this gives us the opportunity to bring to our prayer the intentions for the world, and especially for our Holy Mother Church. Many times we do the reading at table explaining the meaning of the more topical and important subjects, especially the word of the Pope.
We pray very much for you, your team, your editorial staff, your journalists, so that the Lord will bless you, your work, and reward you for all the good you do through your magazine. I ask if you can send us some copies of the booklet Chi prega si salva both in Italian and French because we pray in three languages.
For more than a year we have had the the grace to be subscribed to your magazine, thanks to the charity of our Italian sisters. I would like to take this opportunity to ask if you can send me some gift-books from your collection already published in French, to give as nourishment to our young Madagascans. I have confidence in your positive response and I thank you in advance sincerely with all my heart.
I am an Italian Capuchin missionary sister and have worked here in Madagascar for about fifteen years; I am most happy to give my life to these Madagascan brothers and sisters, and especially to train our future Madagascan sister missionaries. I ask you to pray for me and for them. I assure you of my and our prayers and again thank you deeply and thank all the benefactors who help us.
With all my affection in the Lord,
Thanks!
 
Sister Maria Amata, Capuchin
 
 
CARMELITE SISTERS OF LISIEUX CONVENT
Lisieux, France
 
From the Carmel of Little Theresa
 
Lisieux, 17 March 2011
 
Mr Director,
It is with a heart full of gratitude that I wish to thank you, on behalf of all my sisters, for your fine magazine 30Jours that you send us so faithfully and for free.
I would like to assure you of our very special prayer before the Lord and Little Theresa so that a “shower of roses” may rain on each of your collaborators.
I’d like to receive the booklet Qui prie sauve son âme in French, English, Spanish, German and Arabic. The pilgrims who come to visit us from all around the world would surely be interested in your valuable book.
Again our thanks,
 
Sister Dominique, OCD


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