You are the Love written in our hearts.
You have engraved Your Likeness in us
and we are steeped in the abundance of Your Love — our identity.
Open our eyes, ears and hearts to
receive your energizing, transforming radiance,
to let go of our prejudices, fears and nationalistic tendencies,
and to recognize Love among those who have been marginalized and forgotten.
Renew our commitment to live interculturality, to carry Your healing
Love to the peripheries of our daily lives,
to honour and respect our “common home”,
and to bring to life the Dream You have written in our hearts.
O Sacred Spirit,
Breathe Your breath upon us.
We thank You for Your Spirit that flows through and among us.
We thank You for Your gift of Associate Relationship.
Be with all our Associates and Sisters around the world
as we join hearts, minds and voices
to celebrate the 40th Anniversary
of CND Associate Relationship.
Bless us and deepen our faith and courage
as we commit ourselves anew to Your
Transforming Love — written in every heart,
engraved in all relationships and celebrated in all creation.
May we go forward walking with Mary and Marguerite,
renewed with passion and daring,
in search of an ancient, but still current dream,
Your kin’dom on earth.
Transform us, O Beloved, to be love
for the life of the world.