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Discerning new leadership III ...

We have been very touched by the messages of prayer and support we have received from so many different places ... FCJ Sisters, Companions in Mission, Friends, Family and Colleagues. Please do continue to keep us in your prayer.

Come Holy Spirit written in the nine languages used in the Society.

As usual we began with faith sharing - Luke 12:39-48 during which we were invited to be aware that we receive life as a gift from God.



Continuing the process of identifying our future directions

After the faith sharing, we began the day by working on the first draft of our future Directions. We discussed the draft in groups and offered suggestions for the next draft.

Table group.

Table group.

Table group.

Table group.

Table group.

Table group.


Discernment for the new General Leadership

Following on from our initial surfacing of possible names and from our one to one meetings with individual sisters we were each free to invite several sisters into the next stage of the discernment. We did this in writing and these letters were placed in front of the altar during Mass.

Sacred space.Invitations were placed before the altar at Mass.



The sisters concerned were given copies of these letters to aid their own discernment and then the Chapter body had time to read them.

Over the next few days, time will be given for discussion, questions and sharing. In this time we will aim to match the needs of the Society which we have previously identified, with the skills and the personal qualities of the sisters. When the Chapter body is ready we will invoke the Holy Spirit and move to an election. Please continue to hold us in your prayer.