Thought of the week
Happiness is a direction not a place.
The Centre wishes to reach you primarily through the newsletter “Elisabeth Bergeron vous parle” (Elisabeth Bergeron Speaks to You) which aims to present aspects of the life and spirituality of our foundress. This newsletter, published four times a year, diffuses some of the favors obtained through Mother Elisabeth Bergeron.
The Centre also offers pictures, prayers, and medals of Elisabeth, all discreet messages of the Good News.
Some Sisters are happy to welcome you to pray at the tomb of Venerable Élisabeth Bergeron, as well as in our chapel, and to visit the museum, which comprises three display rooms and one video room.
Furthermore, each day brings to the Centre letters originating from Canada and the United States, even from France and Latin America.
The senders express their gratitude for favors received through the intercession of our good Mother or ask us to pray for an intention dear to them. The Centre receives approximately 500 letters a year and not one is left unanswered.
It is to be noted that these activities, which are aimed at arousing interest, reawakening the faith, or supporting prayer, converge, specifically, on the outcome of the “Cause”, that is, the beatification and canonization of Venerable Élisabeth. The aim being always to make better known and loved the “God who purposely chooses what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful”. (1Co 1:27)
Elisabeth Bergeron speaks to us…
Do you know for how many years our quarterly newsletter has existed? The first publication is dated September 1981. It was a happy initiative by Sister Delphine Robert, sjsh, who was then the director of the Elisabeth Bergeron Centre.
We read in the Introduction: Discrete and mild, Mother Saint Joseph’s voice penetrates in your home today. Yes, '"Elisabeth Bergeron speaks to us". She speaks about her life because the Servant of God, according to the Apostle Paul, has a heart full of kindliness, benevolence, tenderness, and patience (Col. 3, 12). She speaks to us also by her tender compassion and answers favorably to the petitions that are addressed to her.
Today, in 2011, do you not recognize the same Elisabeth with her welcoming and compassionate heart? Furthermore, she knows how to adapt to new means of communication and uses the internet! That way, she can get in touch with young people and thus answer to the subscribers who prefer Email messages rather than postal messages. My contribution to the cause of the Elisabeth Bergeron's Beatification.
By Monique Lamontagne, sjsh