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.

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Present leadership team in traditional African attire  pass the mantle on to the incoming leadership team.

DSCF2217It was party time after this as we danced to African, Irish, Spanish and English songs…..

Tomorrow 27th September is a free day.

 

10 Responses to GC Update Friday 26th Sept

  • I have a real sense of having received good news today. A resurrection experience surely of renewal and newness. Blessings on you all and especially on Igora. Mary Elizabeth

  • I should think so, you deserve a party and a free day. All the best to the new Council and especially in your on going conversations with the CJs. With gratitude to you all Liz ibvm Oz

  • Heartiest congratulations to Igora. She will be missed from the Indian Province. but I am happy that her many talents will be available at Institute level. I have no doubt she will contribute immensely in discerning how the Institute should move forward in the coming years. Congratulations also to the other sisters elected to the leadership team. Moira, India

    • Deepest gratitude for the outgoing leadership team! Merci beaucoup a Marian, Beatrice, Sandra, Barbara and Carmen for their service to the Institute for the eight years. Thank you particularly for making it possible for all of us to join you with this innovative way of technological gadgets! Wholeherted welcome to the new leadership team! Que Dieu benisse Noelle, Igora, Judith, Macarena and Brenda as they start their leadership role to lead us in the future with great hope and enthusiasm! Prieres et affections, Linda

  • Congratulations Igora on your election as the Vicar General. May the Lord grant you a discerning heart. Deep gratitude to Marian and the outgoing leadership and hearty congratulations and welcome to the new general leadership.

  • Congratulations Igora on your election as the Vicar General. May the Lord grant you a discerning heart. Deep gratitude to Marian and the outgoing leadership and hearty congratulations and welcome to the new general leadership. Noela Makotsi, Eastern Africa

  • The whole team looks great in the attire and we are so proud of you all. Wish you great time together these last few days before you part ways. Thanks for your generosity and commitment to our Institute.
    Companions on the journey:Tancy,Margaret and Noela, Loreto House Community, E.Africa.

  • Very many thanks to Marian and team for their selfless dedication all these years. Thanks to all members of GC14. Special gratitude to you, Kathyrn, for your daily sharing with such clarity and feeling: you really helped us to feel one with you. God’s blessings on all, Eileen, Calcutta.

  • It has been great to receive so much news so consistently and I only regret I didn’t always keep up! Congratulations particularly to the new team: Noelle, Igora – and to Judith, Brenda and Macarena. May the spirit be with each one. A huge thanks to Marian and Sandra; Barbara, Beatrice and Carmen. Great interest in it all in distant Australia and we await more ongoing conversation into the next eight years. Thank you all! Gratefully, Jane K (Australia)

    • We were gathered with you in spirit, at the beginning of the GC journey, with you in prayer during it and now new are gathered again as you prepare to disperse. We give thanks for everything and in the words of Francis talking to his fellow Jesuits on Sunday at the Gesu, we say to the new team ‘row the boat’. We will row with you. NW Cluster 2, England-Thomas More, Martine, Kathleen, Philippa, Eileen O’D, Catherine, Therese, Margaret, Bernie and Una C at GC

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