Call of Chapter 2019

The Sisters hold a special meeting every six years to review and reflect on the life and mission of the Congregation and to set direction for the next six years. In May 2019 the Sisters set out ‘Our CALL’ for the next six years:

 

“Like a “spring of water” (Jn 4:14) from which the members draw strength, vitality and fresh inspiration, our St. John of God spirit is a source in which we find our identity and meaning”. (Cf. Constitutions, Art 10).

Open to the abundant life of now, we journey together in hope, gratitude and compassion. United in our diversity, we participate in the mission of Christ, and take courage from the sustaining presence of God.

Our call is to live the present phase in the life of the Congregation with the same generosity, dedication and creativity that have characterized our journey so far.

Inspired by the theme of the 17th Congregational Chapter, we commit ourselves to:

1. Continue to discern and engage in ministries that support vulnerable people. We will do this in collaboration with others.

2. Be open to the transformative power of letting go of much that we know and love, while attending to the necessary tasks of completion.

3. Sustain and nourish our spirituality at this unprecedented time in religious life.

4. Take personal and corporate action to “care for our common home” (Laudato Si’, no.1), aware of the hospitality of the Earth, and of our role as co-creators with God who is being revealed in the here and now.

5. Act in solidarity with women throughout the world who are seeking to have their rightful place in church and society recognized.