Continual Reading of the Gospels

Among the events organized by the Daughters of St. Paul of the Congo to celebrate our Centenary of Foundation was the continual reading of the Gospel beginning the evening of 27 March and lasting up until late morning of the following day. This significant event, in which the public participated with great fervor, was held in the parish of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Kinshasa.

The evening opened with the enthronement of the Bible, carried to the altar by the parish priest, and accompanied by a reverent dance on the part of the FSP postulants. The reading of the Bible was then solemnly initiated by Sr. M. Justine, fsp. Twenty-four readers took turns proclaiming the Word throughout the night up until 11:00 a.m. the following day.

The many Christians who attended the Bible reading expressed their joy and satisfaction at being able to hear the Word announced continuously instead of in small excerpts, as is the usual case. Our sisters tell us that this unique event was also a golden opportunity for them to manifest the Pauline vocation in the Church.



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