Every four years the Congregation holds a Chapter. Sisters participate in discussion, discernment and decisions for the future including electing members to serve as the Leadership Team. This process was guided by the facilitator Sister Brenda Peddigrew, RSM. During the opening day, April 23, the outgoing Leadership Team members, Sister Sandra Shannon (General Superior), Sister Frances O’Brien (General Assistant), Sister Gayle Desarmia (Councillor) and Sister Diane Brennen (Councillor) were celebrated and thanked for their service this term. By the end of the week, Chapter delegates created a statement of Communal Intention for the Congregation (see below) and the outgoing Leadership Team was re-elected to serve another term. Congratulations!
We will consciously be a contemplative, compassionate presence with ourselves, with each other, and with all of creation.
In a spirit of solidarity, we accept our reality as part of an evolutionary process, letting go of what binds us, leaving us free to move confidently into an unknown future.
Thus, we will continue to be a Providence presence in our world.
April 25, 2019