Reflections of a Lay Assumptionist
Where should I begin to talk about my life as a Lay Assumptionist? How can I put some clarity into something that is so rich? It is like trying to describe the best dessert you have ever eaten! You can almost still taste it and yet you want to describe it clearly so that others can experience it vicariously—and want to try it, as well.
I have had the good fortune of being connected to the Assumption family for many years. However, I have only been a Lay Assumptionist for the last eight. My involvement has affected me as a Catholic woman, as a member of my parish and as a sister in Assumption. I have shared communally with my fellow Lay Assumptionists and Assumptionist religious alike.
One might say that as Lay Assumptionists we are co-partners with our religious counterparts on our journey to form the Kingdom of God. We continue living out the desire of Fr. d’Alzon that the laity should work side by side with their brothers—sharing in the d’Alzonian charism, growing the family of God and nurturing the belief that we are all travelers on this journey. (more…)