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Day 2 of Province Chapter

 

Day 2

 

The second day began with a short video message of Sr. Ellen Kelly from Rome. Sr. Brigid afterwards read Sr. Ellen’s message to the Chapter which we are sharing with you (see attached).

We then had a Spirit filled conversation with our three mission partners who bravely shared the experiences of the lay partners with us, sisters. It brought forth the lay partners’ desire for compassionate and right relationships, joint formation and for the transformation of sisters’ attitudes towards them.

The Province Leader’s Report was given in the afternoon by Sr. Regina Kuizon. She gave us a review of what has been for the last six years in order to provide direction as we move forward.

The global realities of the corona virus pandemic continued to challenged us to be flexible in the Chapter. With the President’s announcement last night that foreigners were to leave the Philippines within 72 hours, Sr. Brigid had to book a flight for the morning of March 19. This led to another change in our schedule in the Chapter to avail of her presence during the discernment of the Province Leadership Team. We thus momentarily said goodbye to our mission partners and to welcome them back once the elections are over for the discussion of priorities and the Chapter Direction statement.

We then moved to the discernment process. Sr. Brigid drew out our personal understanding of discernment and gave some input on what discernment is. She presented a process for discernment which the body approved. The voting delegates left the Chapter hall in silence and were invited to keep their silence in order to nurture their discerning hearts for the elections.

We ask you to be with us in prayer during this time as we select our leaders for the next six years.