Turkey: Testimony of Eynar Ueda
This trip to Turkey was somewhat new for me, the
discovery of a culture, of myself, and of the churchís history; the
opportunity to know everyday more deeply the Assumption and his members;
to see the spirit of life of the Assumption, to know the grand grand grand
grand father of the Assumption as father Bernard calls him, to see a
different way of life I was not used to see. That was something Iíll never
forget and I have to thank God for this. To listen and to see the Pope was
something that truly touched my heart and made me feel my faith.
is simple; °itís a bridge between two continents! To
know that Vatican councils were celebrated in that country just where I
was, to see the Moslem culture, to listen a Moslem prayer in the afternoon
and at waking up; knowing them and to realize that them as we the
Christians we love a single God that is the unique and true God; to see
their devotion and their faith, even that itís celebrated and aforesaid in
a different way; their passion to do, to feel and to give course at life
every day, is something important that has given me a wealth that makes me
full of happiness.
to eat the kitchen of the sisters Francoise and
Odile and to share with interest the inculturing of the sister Monica,
all this makes me feel at home and not in a foreign country. Also I have
to mention the fathers Daniel, Bernard and Andre whom I lived good
pleasant moment and shared the city, together we lived this full trip of
culture and history, I hope it had been the same for every one. I want to
mention especially to father Richard with whom I had the opportunity to
speak and to live together; I only had read about him and at last I had
the opportunity to know him. I want to mention the pleasant companion of
the fathers that came from Italy and our nice Russian father.
I want to thanks for that special mass. I recalled
my faith as a Catholic, I felt once more and again that with the faith you
can do everything that you want and you can get to beyond where the people
can see neither imagine.