Today was a special day: we had our first meeting of the SKYPE SE-USA Companions in Mission group.
The group spans three time zones, but the group in Alabama, USA, and Sr Madeleine, the Area of the Americas CiM coordinator from Calgary, Canada, were able to meet for an hour, with Sr. Helen, also in Calgary, chiming in at the end. Because of technical time-zone glitches two others didn’t manage to get connected in time, but the group is happy and eager to work on that. Rejoice with us in the establishment of this new group!
All the members of the group are currently CiMs or have been CiMs in the past. Three will re-new their commitment in March. Most were part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, CiMs, although they now live in other parts of the USA. One of the members lives in Raleigh, NC, and met the FCJ sisters when we had a community in Durham. When the dust all settles, we will have people in this group from North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama.
Please keep us in prayer as we settle into this new venture!
Also keep in mind new formation groups in Portsmouth, RI; Toronto, ON; Edmonton, AB and Calgary, AB. Altogether there are or soon will be about 16 people in CiM formation. Another group in Calgary is working through Come, Taste and See – a program that gets people comfortable with faith sharing in a group and for those interested may lead to CiM formation.
By Madeleine, fcJ, the CIM coordinator for the Area of the Americas