General Chapter Highlights – July 18, 19 and 20

General Chapter Highlights – July 18, 19 and 20

During the last week of the General Chapter, we were busy with the revision and approval of the Mandates and Recommendations for the areas of Vocation, Formation, Government, Constitutions and Statutes. Once this phase of work was completed, on Monday, July 18, we proceeded to begin the discernment that would lead to the election of…

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New MSC General Superior is Sister Maria Eliane Azevedo da Silva

New MSC General Superior is Sister Maria Eliane Azevedo da Silva

With joy we announce that Sister Maria Eliane Azevedo da Silva is the new General Superior of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We wish Sister Eliane well on her journey! Members of the General Council will be elected on Thursday. Let us remain in prayer for the future of the Institute! 🌎🙏🏽❤️👣…

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7 July 2022 Daily Communication

7 July 2022 Daily Communication

Today, we celebrated the 76th Anniversary of the Canonization of Mother Cabrini! During the morning, the Chapter participants, sisters and laity, shared at table on the question ‘What have we discovered from all that has been spoken so far during the Chapter? What have you heard that you consider particularly important to the future of…

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July 16- 17, the last weekend of the Chapter

July 16- 17, the last weekend of the Chapter

The past weekend was very busy. On Saturday, 32 Sisters visited Orvieto, a small town in Umbria. We shared a beautiful tour of the city of Orvieto (Umbria), one of the medieval cities of Italy, more than three thousand years old. For many years this town was the seat of the Pontifical Courts, and it…

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General Council Highlights – July 13 and 14

General Council Highlights – July 13 and 14

In these two days, we have focused on composing mandates and recommendations for Mission, Formation, Vocation, and Governance for Mission. We used a methodology that allowed us to get involved through small work groups. The results were then shared with the larger group that gave suggestions for refining and simplifying the texts. Our morning and…

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One biography for Mother Cabrini’s birthday

One biography for Mother Cabrini’s birthday

Today big celebration in the Cabrinian family! In fact, on July 15, 1850, 172 years ago, Mother Cabrini was born. Then a short portrait about her done by Sister Maria Barbagallo in 1992 and a card from the Guadalupe Province. We also share with you greetings from the Cabrinian Lay Missionaries of Argentina and the…

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General Council Highlights – July 12

General Council Highlights – July 12

Today, July 12, we began the day with prayer led by Sr.  Assunta Scopelliti MSC, in Italian. Sr. Joan McGlinchey MSC, with the contribution of Sister Melanie Di Pietro SC, presented a report done by the Committee responsible to review the consultation results on our Constitutions. We discussed the issue of possible modifications to the…

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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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