Last October 13, 2018, VIDES volunteers had the opportunity to listen to the inspiring message of the Provincial Superior of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.
Sr Mabel R. Pilar FMA urged the volunteers to respond to Pope Francis' call to go to the peripheries and to be holy. She emphasized the importance of catechism in today's fast-changing world and commended VIDES Philippines for its courageous efforts of bringing the message of God's love to the marginalized.
Sr Mabel explained that it is possible for ordinary people to be holy. Every one can respond to the Pope's call to sanctification by doing ordinary tasks extraordinarily well and with integrity. She underscored that there are many opportunities to sanctify our daily lives in spite of all the challenges. For instance, mothers and fathers are called to be good parents. Teachers are called to be good educators. Being cheerful as you work and go about your day may also be considered as holiness.
She also called on the volunteers to strengthen their spiritual life by praying, attending mass, and going to confession regularly. She also enjoined them to strengthen their community life by continuously supporting and building each other as they serve the underprivileged.
Watch the video of Sr Mabel's inspiring talk here: Encounter with Sr Mabel Pilar FMA.