Chancellor of Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Peter Kodwo Appiah Cardinal Turkson has called on Sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady of Apostles (OLA) to seek new ways and responses in their missionary work.
Speaking in a homily delivered at the Climax Mass of the 140th-anniversary celebration of the Ghana Province of OLA Sisters, Cardinal Turkson stirred the congregation with a profound message, urging the Sisters to emulate the inquisitive spirit of Moses.
Speaking at the event held on Saturday, December 30, in Elmina, Ghana, Cardinal Turkson emphasized, “Like Moses, we don’t say at 80, I know it all, I have seen it all and I know what it is all about. No, at 80, Moses still asked the question why is the bush on fire and not burnt. This capacity for novelty. The capacity to be enthusiastic about new things, this capacity of wanting to find out why is a very crucial thing that also comes with knowledge of the past. Celebrating 140 years comes with this capacity.”
The cardinal, who shared insights from his work at the Vatican, highlighted the perpetual relevance of embracing new perspectives. He noted, “In my area of work out there in the Vatican, we talk about the new things. And the new things always invite us to come up with new answers and new responses, and that’s what the celebration of 140 years invites us to do.”