Posted by: wordofthevine | February 2, 2018

Living with the Light of Christ: Venerable Concepcion Cabrera

We have to have greater expectations that we, women and men living ordinary lives can experience union with God. God has designed each of us to love him and be united from within with Him. This union is not just for Saint John of the Cross or Saint Teresa of Avila but for all of us if we pursue holiness generously like Venerable Concepcion Cabrera did.

To all who saw her on the street or with her children, Venerable Concepcion Cabrera looked ordinary. Inside she describes a beautiful relationship with Jesus that transformed her and ushered in a wonderful mission for her in the Church. She was the foundress or co-founder of the Five Works of the Cross. In her journal from January 12, 1907 she writes, “It is really difficult to explain what I am feeling precisely. [The union with Jesus] is like one hand is inside the other… I am filled with light inside my soul and body. This light invades me, illuminates me.”

How profound! Jesus wants to be so close to us, to invite us into his thoughts and light. What is one way you could make yourself more available to receive the light of love and faith from God today? ~ Mary Kaufmann, Director of Incarnate Institute.

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