The Assembly is studying the third theme

GA_News_1106_3After the elections, all the members are continuing their efforts: dialoging, sharing, studying, clarifying – for “God’s good pleasure” (Saint Vincent) and a better service of persons who are poor. This third theme – “A Company enriched by the participation of all Sisters” – makes it clear that this includes all our responsibilities and our commitments in the various facets of our lives: spiritual, community, and service.

We have the following aspects on which to work:

  • The spirit of communion in an international Company
  • Participation and subsidiarity
  • Responsibility for the charism of the Company and its missionary vocation.

Availability and mobility, as deep-rooted attitudes, are necessary in order to be “without borders,” and open to universality.

This common desire was expressed at a plenary session during which a globe of the world was placed on the head table and the phrase of the Apostle Paul to the Galatians was adapted thus:

In Christ, there is no east or west, in Him no south or north, but one great family bound by love throughout the whole wide earth (cf. Ga 3:28).

On Sunday evening during Vespers, in an atmosphere of reflection, we celebrated the sending on mission of five Sisters (four Vietnamese Sisters and one Peruvian Sister): one for the Province of the Caribbean, two for the Province of Central Africa, and two for the Province of the Congo. What joy!

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We are now “in the final stretch” toward the closing of our General Assembly…


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