Who Are We : General Chapter

GENERAL CHAPTER PREPARATION COMMITTEE

GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM – 2018

Sr. Jacqueline Portefaix, DW
General Councilor

 

An international, intergenerational committee was appointed to prepare the Chapter.

It is composed of:

  • Sr. Marie Turner of the Delegation of Great-Britain and Ireland
  • Sr. Mercy Kanyumbu of the Delegation of Malawi
  • Sr. Antonella del Cuore Immaculato of the Province of Italy
  • Sr. Maribel Ladino of the Province of Colombia

This committee worked with the General Council and the Facilitator, Sr. Bríd Long ssl, in accordance with the objective of fostering broad and active participation of the entire Congregation. All of us are engaged in this movement which calls for an ever-greater availability for the mission.

This preparation is supported by a prayer for the Chapter that is common for all the Congregation.
 

Prayer for the General Chapter 2018

O Eternal and Incarnate Wisdom,
We entrust to you our next General Chapter
Send your Spirit of love on each of us
So that an ardent flame spread beyond the borders.
Mary, stay with us,
At this time when God calls us to open our hearts
Give us the availability to cross barriers
To bring down walls,
Help us to broaden our heart
To the dimensions of an intercultural world.

Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort and Blessed Marie-Louise,
You have taken a fresh look at the realities of your time,
Give us your boundless love
To go beyond the borders of our security,
Give us your deep desire to communicate Wisdom.
As free and faithful women, help us to look to the future,
To the forward thrust you gave us: the absolute certainty
That “God’s tenderness unfolds upon humanity.”  (R.L. Annex p.3).

Amen.

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LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS

GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM – 2018

Sr. Jacqueline Portefaix, DW
General Councilor

LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS
This is the theme of the forthcoming General Chapter of the Daughters of Wisdom.

A topical theme:

  • At a time when the world is traversed by so many waves of migrations in all countries,
  • At a time when we experience developing interculturality in our Congregation in order to be faithful to live our mission in accordance with our charism.

In August 2018, 45 delegates from 17 countries, on all continents, will meet in General Chapter. They will discern together how to live more intensely in the world today and weave human relationships showing that it is possible to love without borders like Wisdom.

This is the invitation that is addressed to us in the logo chosen for the Chapter: one heart both rooted in the world and open in a movement of love without borders!

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UNDER THE SIGN OF HOPE

AN INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER FOCUSED ON HOPE
 

Sœurs Jennifer, Marie-Josée, Christine, Siobhan, Jayamary, Elisabet, Angela, Félicité, Ellen, Maria Cristina, Imelda, Elena, Valérie, Guettie.

 

At the invitation of the General Council, a group of younger Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom had the joy to meet each other in Paris. Coming from different Entities of the Congregation: Canada, United-States, France, Great Britain and Ireland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Madagascar, Malawi, Maria Luisa, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, DR. Congo and Haiti, we reflected and shared together our thoughts for the next Chapter.

Indeed, as representatives of the younger Sisters of the Congregation, we were expected to share our vision of the realities of religious life today. We hope that our contribution will shed light on the next General Chapter of the Daughters of Wisdom that will be held in France next August.

Each of us were able to express herself freely from a questionnaire prepared by the members of the General Council and given to each Entity in advance. We spoke on the reality of our Entities from the themes of interculturality, from our position as members of the Congregation today and in the future. It was a rewarding experience where each Sister could share her joys and difficulties.

Our desire is to continue to offer the charism and spirituality of our founders, St. Louis Marie of Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet, in a love that knows no borders. Our meeting made possible, thanks to the Sisters of the General Council who graciously offered their skills for English and French translation.

 

We lift our hearts in prayer in order that Wisdom remain at the center of deliberations and decisions at this General Chapter.

 

Second article of this meeting in PDF

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Other articles in the section Who Are We : General Chapter
GENERAL CHAPTER PREPARATION COMMITTEE
LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS
UNDER THE SIGN OF HOPE
General Chapter 2012
Rabbi Rami Shapiro : Expanding the Tent
“AT TABLE!”
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR FOUNDERS
TOGETHER, WE BRING FORTH LIFE!
SHOUT FOR JOY!
In communion with the prayers of the entire Congregation!
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