In the Community of Guaimaca, Honduras, we rejoice as we celebrate the fidelity of God to Sr. María Idelgar Ceballos Galeano in her 60 years of Consecrated Life.
Sister Maria Idelgar, we thank God for having you as a treasure that does not run out, a leafy tree that continues to bear abundant fruit. Your sixty years of consecrated life challenges us in the inviolable fidelity of the gift of YES.
You are a woman of integrity. You invite us to contemplate in the window of daily life, the light of goodness reflected in the service of Charity. Your serenity and love of life is a lighted lamp of Christ's reflection that calms the hunger and thirst of those who need to recover their physical and spiritual health.
Those of us who have had the opportunity to share with you have discovered that for you there is no such thing as disposable, everything serves for good, everything can be transformed. You have boundless energies that make you capable of healing illnesses and giving relief to those who need it.
You are the religious, the sister, the doctor, who cures the ailments of the people. Your determination in gratuitous service gives you the authority to overcome any obstacle. You have a source of positive energy that makes life regenerate. Your goodness is so great that you are able to transform your own weakness into medicine to bring relief.
In a few words: "you are the Sister who always puts love first" be it in your successes or failures.
Your sixty years speak of God's will in you. Fidelity, commitment, delicacy in understanding human beings in their fragility, fraternity, communion, simplicity, determination and courage in your joyful surrender. Your search for God in human beings and nature makes you resilient.
Today as a Congregation we celebrate the gift of your life and vocation to the service of the Church, in the exercise of Charity.
Happy 60 years of consecrated life, Sister María Idelgar Ceballos Galeano, and may there be many more.
Sr. Marie Marthe Placius.