Sr. Jo Badali has appointed Sr. Maco Cassetta as Formation Director for Visitation and Blessed Sacrament Provinces. We are grateful to Maco for accepting this position and we promise our prayerful support.
We enjoyed beautiful sunshine as we began our day in Toronto. We opened our day with 20 minutes of Contemplative Prayer, “Oh, will you come and let me go with you?” Nancy Sylvester, our Assembly facilitator, asked us to surrender ourselves to the inner space in which God dwells. The prayer continued with Carolyn McDade’s song, “Compassion Place,” followed by the Prayer for the Assembly.”
The Assembly opened Monday night with Ann Broderick’s welcome to all of us: 9 associates and 80 sisters. She also noted the presence in spirit and prayer of all of you at home, sisters and associates. She underlined the purpose of the Assembly as the deepening of our Province Direction Statement.
Becky McKenna introduced Nancy Sylvester, IHM, our facilitator, a woman with a deep commitment to facilitate dialogue, a contemplative way of speaking and listening to one another, a way that makes a difference in how we are with one another, in a way that makes a difference in our world.
Nancy Sylvester invited us into a reflection process on our Direction Statement. We pondered the question:
We wrote our responses and shared them in dyads at the table and then posted them on the wall around the hall.
The evening closed with a social, a time to welcome one another.