We don’t reveal to other persons that we are consecrated. This enables us to operate better and more effectively, particularly in those realities at the border, where our declared belonging to an Institute could be met with considerable prejudice.
By not explicitly revealing our consecration, we have the possibility to call attention to the signs of God’s presence, rather than ourselves.
For us, this reserve is a sign of poverty, and an invitation “to be, before actually talking or appearing”. For this reason, the reserve often provokes self-examination and self-reflection.
In our silence, we share in Jesus’ hidden life in Nazareth. We witness to the fact that it is possible to live the Gospel values in all situations within the “city of man”.
Don’t forget that you will succeed in doing good to others in proportion to your remaining hidden, united and in the love of God