“Today, as changes are more frequent and often more radical, creativity and flexibility are essential,” said the General Superior sister Maria Rosa today addressing the assembly of the Sisters Servants of the two European provinces.

“To speak of change is to be in tune with the spirit of the times. Change means growing, it means seeing every achievement as a starting point for new challenges to be faced and overcome. Storing grains of wheat in an alabaster or terracotta jar is not choosing life and preserving it, but is letting the grain dry up, which will thus lose its capacity to live and generate life.

Instead, the grain of wheat cast into the earth and as if lost, will sprout into an ear and be new life”.

From the Gospel of John 12:24-26:

Verily, verily, I say unto you:

if the grain of wheat, fallen into the earth, does not die, it remains alone;

but if it dies, it bears much fruit.