Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A few sisters from India gather at the front door of the Motherhouse.

On Sunday, May 27th, the General Chapter of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny opened with the celebration of Pentecost.  The General Chapter is a meeting that takes place once every six years with delegates from around the world gathering to set the direction of the congregation for the next six years. At this Chapter we have 90 delegates representing France and Switzerland; Spain; Portugal; Ireland and Great Britain; Angola and Guinea Bissau; Madagascar; Reunion; India and Nepal; New Zealand and Philippines; United States and Canada; Antilles and Guyane;  Haiti; Peru and Cuba; Senegal, Niger and Mali; West Africa; Central Africa; Seychelles and Tanzania; the Pacific; Brazil; Guinea; Mozambique; St. Pierre and Miquelon; Paraguay and Argenina; Australia and Papua New Guinea. There are 44 English speaking delegates, 27 French speaking delegates, 12 Portuguese speaking delegates and 7 Spanish speaking delegates. Truly a world wide gathering!

After a week of retreat, the work of the chapter begins. Keep us in your prayers as we seek the way forward!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Joan. I am looking forward to follow you on your blogg. We are also trying to follow the General Chapter on our website. Wish you all the best and be sure of our prayers for all of you. Looking forward to see you in Ireland soon!
    Love Benedicte