Each week a member of the Vincentian Family will share a part of his/her experience during recent months. From the depths of their heart these writers will present a message of hope because we are convinced that there are positive lessons to be learned from this pandemic..
This pandemic and the consequent period of distancing has been a time of reflection and meditation.
Because I am over 70 years old, I cannot go out, but I am the Assistant Coordinator of a Home for the Elderly and from afar, I control what is happening there. I share Vincentian reflections with the other Vincentian Volunteers and do this to maintain communication and to encourage these men and women who give of their time and talents. I participate in the virtual celebration of the Eucharist and pray the rosary every day. I call my friends who live in distant places or who are older and live alone and we encourage one another. I am also in a member of a virtual group of the Vincentian Family, where ideas are discussed and proposed to make our charism ever more present and effective. I share the conclusions of these gatherings with other Vincentian Volunteers.
I am not discouraged because I believe that God has a mission for each one of us and we must discover it now that we have the time.
Blessings to all of us who are still healthy … let us take care of ourselves. God does not forget us. God has created us and trusts us, and, in turn, we must trust God.
Yolanda Sett de López
International Association of Charity (AIC), Guatemala