An excerpt of the book

“MOTHER TRINIDAD DE LA SANTA MADRE IGLESIA
AND HER WORK OF THE CHURCH”

 

For Mother Trinidad, “God is the Divine Family, the Home of fullness and infinite happiness who has in Himself his joy and perfection in coeternal all-embracing of trinitarian communication”.

And «the Church is the great home of the children of God, where we all take a seat at the Father’s table to satiate ourselves in an abundance of divine life».

She wanted to give expression to her Work of the Church in the image of the Church, which is family because it contains in its bosom the Eternal Family communicating itself to men.

Everyone in The Work of the Church participates of one same life, with one same spirit and with one same apostolic mission, that each one lives in his own manner according to his vocation inside the same Work.

This family stamp that The Work of the Church has printed in it- self, is made specific and is made obvious with more strength in the life of the three branches of “Responsibles”.

The priests and laymen live together in “Homes”, completely in- dependent of those of the feminine Branch.

The family life that the Responsible members live in the “Homes” of The Work of the Church gives them an original aspect, new and attracting, at the same time that makes happy those who dwell in them. […]

In the feminine Branch, members alternate with joy and simplicity in the chores at home, and the apostolic work with all sorts of persons and social categories; the simple and monotonous jobs, together with those of greater responsibility in the parishes and other places.

Inside the lay masculine Branch, the diversification of responsibilities will never be a barrier that may render difficult the community life of simple equality and familiarity between the engineer and the student, the professor and the simple manual labourer.

Priests will find, in the living together with lay men, a constant call to know how to listen and learn from those who are so much in contact with the world, and an invitation to carry on their own responsibilities, allowing all to develop their talents to the utmost and their desire to serve the Church. Together with this, in the light of Mother Trinidad’s doctrine, they will be able to discover the depth without limits of the mystery of priesthood and the immense field of their apostolic action. […]

This way, scattered throughout towns and cities in small groups of persons, living in any flat of any block in different districts, the “Responsible members” of The Work of the Church live happily. And from the peace, silence, happiness and familiar intimacy of their “Homes” men or women go out each morning to their places of work to fill their secular duties in the world, and to irradiate among their work or university companions the fullness that they live in their hearts.

This sense of family life is so strong among the Responsible members that it conditions and shapes even the economic organization of The Work of the Church, whose aim is that its members may have all their necessities equally taken care of, that they may live poverty in a uniform way and that no differences may exist in this aspect between the different homes. […]

Also the Adherents and Militants, in their living in relation to the Work, share in that “family” reality that shapes it.

In it are integrated with their particular characteristics, contributing with their peculiar richness and collaboration; and with the three Branches of Responsible members form a harmonic and articulated whole.

Inside their Group, the Militants brightly express the evangelic fraternity between the distinguished ones and the simple people, rich and poor, learned and less learned. Equality that is based on a foundation that is higher than all differences: the dignity of being all children of God and members one of the other inside the Mystical Body of Christ. […]

And they organize among themselves to help each other also in their material and spiritual needs.

All those who approach The Work of the Church feel attracted by its simpleness and openness, its friendly atmosphere and for that unexplanable “something” that spreads as the “sweet odour of Christ”.

There is also a group of “Collaborators” of all nations and places where The Work of the Church arrives, to shed over men the affluent of divine life that God has placed in the very rich arsenal of the variety of writings and talks of Mother Trinidad de la Santa Madre Iglesia.

The Collaborators keep a frequent contact with The Work of the Church, trying to live of her ecclesial richness, for their enrichment and to communicate it by being witnesses throughout their life and word of what to be Church is, given the specific vocation of each one of them; collaborating in this way with the Work in the mission that the Lord has entrusted to it in all the extent of the word, through its expression in loving wisdom of the mystery of God, of Christ and of Mary, resting in the bosom of the Holy Mother Church, to present her as she is, replete and saturated with Divinity, in such a way that, when looking at her, men may see the Face of God in her.

And for this they nourish themselves with the writings and talks of Mother Trinidad, with a view to collaborate with their life and word to the presentation of the true Face of the Church; helping, united with the members of the Work, the Pope and the Bishops in carrying out the essential mission that Christ entrusted to them.

At the same time, The Work of the Church, like the members who belong to it in one or another way, will allow them, according to its possibilities, to participate of the spiritual richness that it possesses, helping them with all that, to this end, God has given and entrusted to it; making itself as close as possible to all and specially to those far away from its Centres.

Collaborators can be all kinds of persons: Lord Bishops, priests and men and women consecrated to God –who for their condition and dignity receive the title of “qualified Collaborators”–; and also married couples, laymen, laywomen and youth, who inside the People of God, always sheltered under the See of Peter, want to live their Christianity and manifest it in the loving wisdom with which The Work of the Church realizes it, for the fulfilment of God’s will in any place or condition where they may be. Trying within the charisma of each one’s vocation, to help efficaciously The Work of the Church in the ecclesial mission that, through the infinite design of God, has been entrusted to it.

And in this way, each one inside The Work of the Church feels happy in his position, because he knows that

“the Christian’s perfection is not to occupy one or other position in society, but in living happily there where the divine will places him”. (1975) […]

 

“Reflections of the Infinite Home”. An extract from the writing:
“MOTHER TRINIDAD DE LA SANTA MADRE IGLESIA AND HER WORK OF THE CHURCH”
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