18 Aug 2012

19th August 2012 - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sr Louise O'Rourke and the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM)

 
Sr Louise and Sr Santina
On this weeks programme we are joined by a longtime friend of Sacred Space 102fm Sr Louise O'Rourke PDDM. Sr Louise has been contributing to the programme for the last few years behind  the scenes as our Rome Correspondent, IEC 2012 Correspondent and one of the prayer supports of the programme. Sr Louise shares her own vocation story as well as introducing us to the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master who are celebrating 50 years of their foundation in Ireland in Athlone and Dublin.

This weeks podcast is available HERE.

Sister Disciples of the Divine Master

'I can't, You must, I'm yours, lead me'

Founded by Blessed James Alberione, in Alba on February 10, 1924, liturgical memorial of St. Scholastica, the Disciples of the Divine Master, is the third institute of the Pauline Family. The first group of disciples was composed of 8 young women with Orsola Maria Rivata assigned as sister-in-charge. She would later take the religious name Sr. M. Scholastica on the day of her religious clothing. The eight sisters were given the name Pie Discepole del Divin Maestro (literally, Pious Disciples of the Divine Master).

They are part of the Pauline Family which is a family of priests, religious and lay people whose mission is: ‘to live and give Jesus Master to the world’. The community are born of the Eucharist, open to the newness of the Spirit and inserted within our socio-ecclesial context. They are an international Congregation of religious women.


Irish delegation of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master
Their consecrated life is centred on the Eucharist– a life of prayer and intercession for all of humanity. The communities have a strong contemplative-apostolic lifestyle of loving and active silence. In their apostolic activity they seek to make the Eucharistic Jesus known, loved and adored.

They promote liturgical formation and animation in various ways among the clergy and laity. This is done through the production and distribution of sacred art, liturgical furnishings and vestments, together with an active participation in the life of the Church.  They are associated with the ministry of the priest, just as Mary was with Jesus. In this aspect, they offer a space of prayer and hospitality through Bethany House in Dublin which reaches out in a particular way to priests in need of rest and spiritual renewal through community support, and prayer.

Their charism is lived out in missionary and multicultural communities of which they have two in Ireland, one community in Dublin and another in Athlone. They are in the five continents and in 31 nations where they have Chapels of Perpetual Adoration. There they are known as the ‘apostles of the Eucharist.’
Links to Sister Disciples of the Divine Master:

Gospel Reflections - John 6:51-58

I am the Bread of Life
Links to various sites for reflections on this weeks gospel as we didn't get to it on this weeks programme:

Word on Fire
Sunday Reflections
English Dominicans
Deacon Greg Kandra
Blue Eyed Ennis
Centre for Liturgy


Liturgical odds and ends

Psalter - Week 4 - Divine Office

August 20th - St Bernard of Clairvaux
August 21st - Pope St Pius X
August 22nd - The Queenship of Mary (Memoria)
August 23rd - St Rose of Lima
August 24th - St Bartholomew (Apostle)
August 25th - St Louis IX

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