Mural - "Art" Celebrates Mother Bernarda
We were very pleased when we learned that Art is now celebrating Mother Bernarda Morin. Indeed, to commemorate the Bicentennial of Chile and the culmination of the diocesan process of the Cause of the Servant of God Mother Bernarda Morin, novice Loreto León Soto, currently missioned in Colegio Santa Rosa, and Mr. Luis Henriquez organized a lovely artistic project that was carried out by the campus ministry team of the school with the participation of students of different levels.
The drawing, made by Loreto León Soto and completed by Mr. Luis Henríquez and the students, illustrates in lively colors the welcome the Sisters of Providence received when they landed in Chile on June 17, 1853 and the different historic missions they developed from that day on, in favour of the country's children, youth and the elderly. The Sisters of Providence's total gift of self finds its expression in the symbol of the hands welcoming a needy person with the assurance that, as our dear Mother Bernard put it, "Providence takes tender care of us".
The mural reminds us that the Servant of God Mother Bernarda Morin did not come by herself. Five sisters shared the long odyssey that finally brought her to Chile: Sister Victoire Larocque, one of the seven foundresses of the Congregation in Montréal, Sister Amable Dorion, Sister Marie-du-Sacré-Cœur Bérad and Novice Benjamine Worworth. (Mother Bernarda was at that time a temporary vows sister.) The mural also reminds us that the Sisters are now carrying out their apostolic mission through social action ministry, parish ministry and education. About to celebrate 157 years of apostolic presence in Chile and the great, vast work of the Congregation, the Sisters are active in the cities of Antofagasta, Tocopilla, La Serena, Ovalle, Sataqui, Llo lleo, Valparaíso, Limache, Santiago, Linares, Concepción, Temuco and Comodoro Rivadavia and Caleta Olivia in Argentina.