Sr. Julienne Rasoazananoro, DW, Papua New Guinea
The Council of Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom was held in France in the fall 2015. The Entity Leaders from across the world met to discuss important issues, mostly the gradual reconfiguration of the Congregation. In fact, reconfiguring the Congregation is needed to adapt to its changing global reality. For this important undertaking, the first steps were taken with three Asian/Melanesian Entities.
The leaders from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Philippines had a meeting with the General Council in the Philippines, February 22 to 25, 2016. The goal was to journey together towards reconfiguring our ways of living out the mission of the Daughters of Wisdom in the three Entities by developing means of collaboration between us.
The participants were the Members of the General Council with Sr. Liane Rainville, Leader of the Delegation of the Philippines, Sr. Julienne Rasoazananoro Leader of the Delegation of PNG, Sr. Moly Chacko Ezhuvanthanthu Leader of the Indonesia Sector.
This meeting was part of the implementation of the decision taken at the Council of Congregation in November 2015. This gathering gave us the opportunity to share our feelings, expectations, strengths, fragilities and missions towards the process of reconfiguration. The word reconfiguration was clarified as a way of collaboration but not as a structure.
The General Council facilitated the process. It led us to consider some possible areas of collaborations and include concrete planning for the future. We learnt a lot from the sharing of each Entity and we felt supported and connected with each other!
We thank the General Council for giving us this privilege of coming together as one family of Daughters of Wisdom in Asia / Melanesia! We also thank the Delegation of the Philippines for hosting this meeting with love and a welcoming heart!
*We affirm that by this encounter with the other, we are ready to let ourselves be challenged to the point of reconfiguring our ways of being and working together, realizing that we are always evolving on our journey.