« If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink, he who believes in me ! » As is said in Scripture : « Rivers of living water will flow from His Heart. In saying this, Jesus was speaking of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit which those who believe in Him were to receive « on Golgotha that day, was accomplished the prophecy of Zacharia » : They will see the One they have pierced ».
From now on and to the end of time, drawn to the Cross where hangs Jesus, the Revealer and the Witness of the tenderness of God, countless will be those who know that a heart is open, which is an inexhaustible stream, in which all are called to drink with joy.
On the third day after his death, the apostles go to the tomb and find it empty. The risen Jesus appears « to more than five hundred brothers », as will say St Paul, and notably to the Apostles. He sends them to proclaim throughout the world the gospel of salvation. At Pentecost, the Apostles experience the infinite Love of God for themselves and for all men ; « it is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit ». Moved from within by the Spirit and by Christ living in them, the Apostles live to proclaim the Gospel in the entire world.
The 17th Century saw an impressive spiritual flourishing. In Paray-le-Monial, Margaret mary takes her place, on the path of the great witnesses of Love.