“…With great joy and the sure hope that this document will activate profound renewals in our Congregation….” With these words, Sr. Anna Maria Parenzan, president of the Chapter Assembly, officially closed our labors on the Work Instrument. Hearty applause sealed the end of this very important event. The Chapter Document has been officially approved. The General Chapter assumes full responsibility for this programmatic document, which it is now preparing to place it in the hands of the next General Government.
Joy, hope, communion, renewal, the impetus to move ahead: this is what we feel able to say in just a few words–words that propel us with great concreteness toward the next extremely important choices we will be called to make: the election of the Superior General and her council.
Apprehension and trust in God, fear and discernment, questions and prayers: these feelings are growing more and more intense among us and in us. We know we have a great responsibility but we are sure that the Lord, as always, is guiding history, including this particularly significant moment. May he reveal to our hearts the person to whom he will say, as he said to Moses: “Get up, go forth and guide this people.”
We are now beginning a long moment of prayer and discernment. Please continue to stay close to us with your arms raised in intercession for the graces we need.
See you tomorrow! #staytune #capitolo_ON #restiamoconnessi
Ariccia, 30 September 2019