XVI General Chapter Opening Ceremony – Homily Msgr. Fisichella

XVI General Chapter Opening Ceremony – Homily Msgr. Fisichella

We share here Bishop Rino Fisichella’s homily given at the opening ceremony of the 16th General Chapter on June 26. Enjoy reading! Msgr. Salvatore “Rino” Fisichella is President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization. Dear sisters and brothers, the Word of God that we have heard comes profoundly to aid the…

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General Chapter Highlights – July 11

General Chapter Highlights – July 11

After the weekend off, our work continued with a better understanding of the report from the International Formation Coordinating Team (IFTC). The Sisters of the IFCT each shared their experience of working on the team, and were open to questions from the assembled Sisters. In the day’s Eucharist, we celebrated the feast of St. Benedict,…

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Second weekend during XVI Chapter

Second weekend during XVI Chapter

This weekend was also full of events! After the lay people left, Saturday was Argentine Independence Day while Sunday saw new interviews for the Oral History project and in the evening we attended the screening of Sister Elisa Helena Coelho and Sister Flora Giovagnoli, also for the Oral History project. In addition, Sister Matilde’s birthday…

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General Chapter Highlights – 8 July

General Chapter Highlights – 8 July

We dedicated this day to building the vision, mission, and missionary priorities of the Institute. Sisters and laity shared their lived experiences in these past days. We value co-responsibility and walking together; that was confirmed. Later we shared how the Cabrinian Charism gives us hope and faith as we journey together. We concluded the day…

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General Chapter Highlights – July 6

General Chapter Highlights – July 6

This Wednesday, July 6, we had reflections and discussions about Co-responsibility for Mission, again with the facilitation of consultant, Chris Lowney. He guided us in individual and collective activities, so that we would think about leadership, examples of good leaders and characteristics of good leadership. The aim was to help us recognize ourselves as leaders,…

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General Chapter Highlights – July 5

General Chapter Highlights – July 5

Today, July 5, we continued to reflect on Discernment, trying to distinguish what is beginning to emerge and what common elements can already be perceived. In the second session of the morning, Sister Mercedes Casas Sánchez, of the Congregation of Daughters of the Holy Spirit, presented the theme: We are MISSION, and MISSION is the…

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On July 7, 1946 Mother Cabrini was canonized

On July 7, 1946 Mother Cabrini was canonized

On July 7, 1946, Mother Cabrini was canonized by Pius XII in the Vatican Basilica. But who was responsible for collecting and processing the documentation for Mother Cabrini’s canonization and beatification? Mother Saveria De Maria (1870 – 1945), was later also a close collaborator of the General Superior, Mother Antonietta Della Casa who succeeded Mother…

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General Chapter Highlights – July 4

General Chapter Highlights – July 4

On July 4 2022, we began the second week of activities of the XVI General Chapter. We started the journey by praying and reflecting on the aspects discussed in the first week. Then we had individual and collective reflections on Discernment, led by Mr. Chris Lowney. He helped us to recognize that we live in…

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First week end during XVI General Chapter

First week end during XVI General Chapter

The first weekend spent together during this XVI General Chapter was very intense and beautiful.Some sisters and lay people went on a trip to the Royal Palace of Caserta. With the help of a guide they walked around the beautiful gardens, which are known all over the world. They had a great time together! On…

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General Chapter Highlights – Day 5, July 1

General Chapter Highlights – Day 5, July 1

We closed the first week of the General Chapter with prayer that invited us to wake from the darkness. From that moment on, we began to share our feelings, hopes and concerns about the works done in the Provinces and Region in small groups, and later in plenary. We then participated together in a Eucharistic…

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General Chapter Highlights – Day 4, June 30

General Chapter Highlights – Day 4, June 30

On this fourth day (June 30) of the XVI General Chapter, Sisters and Lay people followed the presentation of the International Health Commission’s report, made by Sr. Concepcion Vallecillo, a Sister Delegate present in the Chapter. The other Commission members added their input by means of a video presentation recalling Mother Cabrini’s dream and the…

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