Young Sisters Session

[Poland: Cracow] On August 16-21, 2012, the Interprovincial Formation Session for the young Sisters before Vows took place in Cracow. 25 Sisters from three Polish Provinces of the Daughters of Charity: Chelmno, Cracow and Warsaw, gathered in the Provincial House of the Cracow Province.

The theme of the meeting, “Daughter of Charity – witness of faith” was reflected on in three aspects: human, Christian and Vincentian.  The subjects concerning each of the particular aspects took the following shapes:

  • To be human – women in XXI century
  • The mature image of God and of worship, the mature image of the Church and vocation
  • Daughter of Charity – the instrument of God’s Love: “Serve the Lord with gladness… (Ps. 100)”
  • “My heart is steadfast, O God…” (Ps. 108) 

One of the session days was a special day of prayer and reflection, and it was spent by the Sisters in the Divine Mercy Shrine in Łagiewniki. The participants of the meeting had also the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to the Wawel Cathedral, visit the Provincial House of the Lazarists, and make a guided tour of City. Their walk through the crowded streets turned into a real evangelization – “preaching a sermon” without words. At the end of the session, Sisters made an evaluation of this formation time.

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