A Bountiful Heart of Joy
Every stage of formation has its own meaning and struggle. There are times of ups and downs, but His love remains forever to accompany and teach me the important sense of being faithful to His call. On January 17, 2018, He has done great things that I would never forget in my life, the day of my perpetual profession where I offered myself totally to Him.
It was a great day for me where the Eucharistic celebration done solemnly by the priest presider Rev. Fr. Florentinus Hartosubono, Pr. (Espicopal Vicar of Yogyakarta), and the concelebrant priests were from our Parish (Parish Priest), CMF, OCD and Sch. (Schola Pius). The celebration was very solemn, simple and touching. I love and valued the celebration with so much joy deep inside of me. I really thankful to all the sisters in my community (Yogyakarta Community) who gave their best and work a lot for the success of this celebration collaborated with our CMF brothers and the parishioners from our area (John the Baptist Area). Right after the Eucharistic celebration, we continued by taking dinner and simple performances from our sisters, CMF brothers and also from the children of our apostolate.
Finally we had our merry dance as a family. I am really thankful for their supports and prayers which I saw it from the joy of their faces and efforts as the word said “real abundance is found when we join hands with those we love.”
I am truly aware of my limitations and my shortcomings as a human being, yet God chose me to become His own. I am loved and blessed because His love and mercy welcome and accept me as His own. It is enough just to feel His love who brought me courageously to be possessed by Him. I remembered when I was being attracted to our life as Claretian Sisters through the words of our foundress Ven. Maria Antonia Paris said “He Taught Me Everything from the Holy Cross” which gave me inspiration in my vocation journey to surrender totally to Him who surrendered Himself for me. Therefore I took my motto for my perpetual profession as a reflection of my vocation journey which I felt joy whenever I do this: “Do Whatever He Tells You” (Jn.2:5). For me, this Claretian vocation is a gift and treasure that God has planted in me. This is what I must celebrate every day.
Lastly I would like to thank to my beloved congregation, especially to the sisters in East Asia province who accepted and allowed me to join this family through the perpetual profession that I have made. "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." (Col.4:2)
Let us walk together in the light of the Lord. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us…