Share - Fall 2017 - 9
CDA National Chaplain, His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan,
Archbishop of New York, gave a wonderful homily at the Convocation.
As members of the Catholic Daughters we need to reflect
on the above questions. As leaders in our Church we need to
share our findings with all of our members.
Sharing our faith should be exhilarating. It should make
us lean on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and humility. It should
bubble forth from us like our favorite song.
Upon reflection of the weekend, the resounding message
we heard comes from Evangelii Gaudium is GO. Be sent. We
need to become perpetual missionaries, bringing the light of
Christ to a dark world.
Join us in facing our fear and preaching the gospel at all
times, with words. May you not always be comfortable; as
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI said, "The world offers you
comfort, but you were not made for comfort; you were made
for greatness." Let us aspire to greatness in our Apostolic
call. May we always feel the presence of God and may we
always show God's presence to others.
Pausing during the Convocation for a photo, left to right, National
Secretary-Treasurer Emily Guilherme, National Regent Helene
Shepard, National Regent-Elect Olga Samaniego, First Vice National
Regent Sherry Nilles and Texas State Secretary Terry Beltran.
A beautiful view of the altar.