“Never lose the sense of family!”

On the morning of December 20, Sister Natália Rocha Superior-General of the
Congregation of the   Aliança de Santa Maria and Sister Ângela de Fátima Coelho,
were received at the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies
of Apostolic Life by his Eminence Cardinal João Braz de Aviz for the delivery of the
first report of the Aliança de Santa Maria. The Constitutions of the Congregation,
approved in 2002, were updated and also delivered.

 It was a moment of great communion and joy as a Church. His Eminence, with his
characteristic approachability, encouraged the Sisters to maintain their engagement
in the continuous formation of all the members and never to lose the sense of family.

This family life, ever present in the mind of the founders and the object of their
constant dedication is structural to the congregation, hence their specific vow of unity.

The Holy Spirit that sanctifies and guides the Church of Christ continues His work in
each of the charisms that He awakens in that same Church, confirming them and guiding
them with His light and grace.

Ângela Oliveira asm