Section title text:  Archived News.

Title Image:  "Forward and Onward ... This river teems with life".

Consultative Meeting, Stella Maris, March 2004

Photo Sacred Space for the meeting.The Consultative Meeting took place at Stella Maris from March 17-30, 2004.

Sisters Katherine Mary O'Flynn, Frances Kennedy, Claire Sykes and Susan Donohue were happy to welcome Sisters Patricia Binchy, Province of the Americas; Barbara Brown Graham, Province of Asia Australia; Jo Grainger, British Province; Betty Ryan, Irish Province; Ruth Casey, Continental Province and Sr. Margaret O'Brien OSU, our facilitator.

Photos showing, first, the group of FCJs at the meeting, and second, Sr. Margaret O'Brien OSU, facilitator.

Music written by Sr. Denise especailly for this meeting.

Photo:  Outdoor prayer ritual.Our theme

Forward and Onward ...
this river teems with life

inspired us during our time together
as we shared and discerned
our way forward.

The purpose of Consultative Meetings is to discern the actual and future life and mission of our Society. By sharing experience and insights in a prayerful context, Sr. Katherine and her council are aided in their responsibility to promote the vision of the General Chapter. As we listened to each provincial reflect on her province reality, our hearts were filled with enthusiasm and hope. We appreciated afresh our internationality and cultural diversity, and the richness and relevance of our Mandate --

=a Mandate that offers endless opportunities for choosing life.

Photo: Activities during the meeting.

We are grateful to the local community for their warm and generous hospitality, to Sr. Denise Mulcahy for her efficient and dedicated secretarial support and to Sr. Kathryn Lennon, who presented the newly completed Formula of Temporal Administration.

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