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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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 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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General Chapter Highlights – Day 3, June 29

General Chapter Highlights – Day 3, June 29

Today, June 29 2022, we began with a sharing of comments on the report of the General Superior, from each of the groups in which we had worked the day before. There was congruity in the aspects each group had discussed. Then Sr. Stella Maris Elena, General Treasurer, presented the Institute’s Financial Report, in collaboration…

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Message from the General Superior and General Council for the XVI General Chapter

Message from the General Superior and General Council for the XVI General Chapter

The 16th General Chapter is approaching and Sister Barbara Staley, Mother General wants to give her own message of encouragement, her own reflection at this stage of preparation for this important moment. Enjoy listening and good meditation! Se acerca el 16º Capítulo General y la Hermana Barbara Staley, Madre General, quiere dar su propio mensaje…

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Festivity of Corpus Christi at Cabrini College Madrid

Festivity of Corpus Christi at Cabrini College Madrid

“The beloved month of June has appeared, in which all united in one heart, near or far, animated by the same faith and trust, we will honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus, procuring Him all the glory of loving hearts.” St. Frances Xavier Cabrini On Sunday, June 5, we resumed the feast of Corpus Christi…

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HSR Ministries – eSwatini – Reaching out to those in need

HSR Ministries – eSwatini – Reaching out to those in need

We present a story of building a house for a family in need; a family who were found by the staff of the Family Services Dept, of CM Eswatini. The family comprises a mother and her three young children. The mother had married a man from a different place and was living there, raising their…

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Tailoring in Pagirinya Refugees Settlement, north Uganda

Tailoring in Pagirinya Refugees Settlement, north Uganda

Thanks to Sister Gloria Caixeta who sent us this beautiful story and these great pictures from Uganda. Last week a group of 24 women started a course in tailoring. Since the material arrived, but not the sewing machines, they searched for a way to utilize the time as best as possible. They took empty bags…

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Towards the General Chapter: Who participates in the General Chapter?

Towards the General Chapter: Who participates in the General Chapter?

The General Chapter is attended by the General Council, provincials, regionals and delegates elected at provincial chapters. In the early years of the Institute these were appointed in the communities, only later did they begin to be elected during provincial chapters.The Constitutions state: “The component members of the General Chapter are thus:ex officio: the Superior…

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