Sr. Jacqueline Portefaix DW
The General House of the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom has moved to Paris since January 2017. Since then other administrative changes have been made.
While we are making great strides with our move to Paris, the life of the Congregation continues and the General Council resumes its usual activities including two important events.
Official Appointment of the General Secretary
On February 2nd 2017, Sister Ginette Ulysse, our General Secretary officially received her mission at the service of the General Leadership Council, that is, at the service of the entire Congregation.
Sister Ginette who have already proven her worth, made her commitment with the depth and simplicity that characterize her.
Official Appointment of the new General Treasurer
On April 28th 2017, Sister Ruth Dary Palacio Parra officially received her mission as General Treasurer following Sister Anne-Marie Beaudoin with whom she worked for three years.
Sister Ruth Dary assumes her role with joy and enthusiasm in a spirit of great generosity, conscious of the extent of her responsibility at the service of the entire Congregation.
We whole heartedly thank our two Sisters and their two Provinces of origin, (Haiti and Colombia) for their generosity despite courageously assumed sacrifices.
We take this opportunity to thank the Entities who agree to give “of their essentials” to carry out missions at the service of the Corps Congregation in its administrative, formative and intercultural dimension.
General House of the Daughters of Wisdom - 2017
FROM ROME TO PARIS ...
Sr. Jacqueline Portefaix, General Councilor Photographer : Josiane Legrand
In 1950, in order to make the relationship easier among the Major Superiors, Pope Pius X11 asked the General Councils of International Congregations to settle in Rome. At that time, the international dimension of religious life was expanding. Conscious of that important reality in their Congregation, the Daughters of Wisdom responded to the call of the Church. In this way, they benefited from the rich reflection of the “Union of Major Superiors” during many years.
Today, with communication being rapid and easily accessible, the requirements are not the same. Following the decision of the 2012 General Chapter, the General Council presented to the Council of Congregation 2013, the possibilities for relocating the General House. For various practical and legal reasons, all the Leaders of the Entities who were assembled, endorsed the option to relocate the new General House in France, the country of origin of the Congregation.
The General House is now situated at au 3bis, rue du Commandeur, 75014 PARIS, France.
This is an important turning point for the Congregation. However, it is not without requirements and detachments but it is also a new impetus toward the future!
Here are some pictures of the event which testify the active participation of the Sisters and the skilled workers essential to the smooth running of the moving process!
Thank you for the moral support from each Daughter of Wisdom.
Thank you to those who have taken up this challenge toward the future.
ALBUM PHOTOS Josiane