Visitation Province associate coordinators' meeting was held October 4-7 at the mother house. These days were enriching and alive with newness for all who gathered. They included stories of area happenings, plans for sharing and deepening the Assembly directions and in-service in the areas of associate communication and intranet, PRAM and Spirituality.
The April visit of the Congregation Leadership team and the Congregation of Notre Dame Corporate stance deepened the associates' understanding of the history and internationality of the congregation.
Nomination: Sr. Nancy Downing is now General Counsel, Senior Vice-president of Covenant House International. We wish Nancy well in this courageous undertaking.
UN: Sr. Stacy Hanrahan will be attending the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris from November 30 to December 11th. Our prayers need to go to the conference in her suitcase.
A Visitation From The Provincial Assembly… Some of us did not get to the Summer Assembly, but the Assembly came to us at Andrews of Charlottetown! How fortunate we were to have sisters from the “Conversations of the Heart” group join us to share their experience! Gathered in our community room, with a beautifully prepared centre table, the atmosphere opened our spirits to receive an enthusiastic message from our presenters. After the Assembly Prayer, the theme and spirit of the Assembly were communicated to us. Following a brief introduction to Contemplative Prayer, we experienced a 10-minute period of communal contemplation. An inspiring handout enabled us to reflect on the “Deepening of Our Direction Statement.” Comments on our understanding of Creative Governance followed with the promise of future input from the committee. Our closing hymn, “How Then Shall I Live?” challenged us to go forth in hope. Our gathering concluded with delicious refreshments. We deeply appreciated this special community experience.
Réjeanne Bourque, CND