The 17th General Chapter of the Sisters of St John of God opened yesterday, Sunday 29th April, with a Welcome to Country Ceremony followed by Eucharist in the Subiaco Chapel. In attendance were the Chapter delegates, Sisters of St John of God, members of staff and special guests.#
The Chapter is taking place at our Retreat Centre in Safety Bay, Western Australia, from 29th April-19th May 2019.
We invite you to keep us in your prayers as we journey over these next three weeks, ‘listening and discerning together to what the Lord is calling us’.
You might like to join us in praying our specially composed Chapter prayer which we have used daily since the Chapter was announced last year.
God of the Universe, we give thanks
for your abundant love for each one of us
and for all creation.
Draw us ever deeper into the mystery of life;
Renew in us passion for your way;
May all we are and do generate goodness, joy
and hope in the world around us.
Inspired by our founders and all
John of God women,
we make our Chapter journey together in faith.
We pray this prayer in union with Mary,
our Mother. Amen.