Gospel sharing today was taken from Lk. 9:23-26 as we remembered the North American martyrs.
We rejoiced at the election of Igora Pinto as the new Vicar completing the election process for G.C. 2014.
We then turned our attention to look at the IBVM-C.J. relationship at our table discussions. Priska Vadakepoondikulaam C.J. aptly started her sharing by quoting the Zeigarnik Effect: any unfinished business will surface again and again. She pointed to us that this issue has surfaced in successive C.J. General Congregations as well. Sarah Dobson C.J. talked about the IBVM-CJ collaboration in the English Province. Following this we had an interesting explanation by Mary Wright who briefly traced the history of reunion in our different branches for all of us.
The highlight of the day was the colourful and meaningful ritual to bless the new leadership team prepared by the Eastern Africa Province. The mantle of leadership was passed on by the outgoing team to the new team in a symbolic gesture.
Present leadership team in traditional African attire pass the mantle on to the incoming leadership team.
Tomorrow 27th September is a free day.