One of the principals wanted to share her testimony with us:
“Three days in Regina Coeli with the sisters. Why not. A convent, quiet, peace, prayers, silence, gardens…a little alternative to the usual Carnival!
Once we arrived, the alley was dark and cold, not very welcoming, if I’m honest. Then, the sisters opened the door to us not only of their home but also of their heart. And inside there was life, joy, love… a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Here our Foundress is buried. The sisters felt loved and protected by Joan Antida and we, in turn, felt loved and protected by them. What a privilege to pray with them every morning! Every Eucharist is a feast of psalms, songs, smiles. We share meals with those from Italy, India, Malta, Pakistan, Vienam… what a beautiful inclusive family!
During the day we put ourselves “in their school.” They are good, I would say incredibly good and brave. In an intelligent way we discuss and confront each other. There is not always an answer, as is understandable. We breathe understanding and respect in diversity. God’s love unites us.
We have laughed a lot together. We have made memories. Perhaps, with the passage of time, we may forget the names of the places we visited. But we will never forget how we felt in the “house of Joan Antida,” as they call it. Loved, protected and at peace. Thank you, dear sisters of Regina Coeli. Thank you, colleagues and colleagues in Malta. Thank you, Sister Theresa.”