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What is a Province Chapter?


The Province Chapter is a privileged time in the history
of a Province. Through dialogue and prayer, the Chapter
assesses the life of the Province, renews its fidelity to the charism and plans for the future.”

(Constitutions, 98)


Philippine Provincial/Province Chapters

1912-1945              Philippines was under the Mother House in Angers, France
1945-1960              Philippines was under the Los Angeles Province
Mother Mary de Lourdes Winkler, until 1958
                            Mother Mary John of the Cross Kroner

1960-1970              Philippine Province was established in 1960. Sr. Mary John
                             of the Cross Kroner served as Provincial until 1970.

1970                    1st Provincial Chapter—Provincial Superior was elected.
                           Filipina. Sr. M. Christine Tan

1971                     2nd Provincial Chapter—Chapter of Affairs

1976                    3rd Provincial Chapter 
                           Theme: The Mission
Sr. M. Natividad Banaag was elected Provincial

1982                    4th Provincial Chapter
Sr. M. Natividad Banaag was reelected Provincial.

5th Provincial Chapter
                          Theme: Called, Consecrated, Sent
Sr. M. Guadalupe Bautista was elected Provincial

1990                    6th Provincial Chapter
                           Theme: Zeal Towards the Third Millennium
                           Sr. M. Joan Salamanca was elected Provincial

7th Provincial Chapter
                           Theme: From Birth … to Rebirth
                            Sr. M. Lydia Ebora was elected Provincial

8th Provincial Chapter
                           Theme: Lifebearers Journeying with the Poor 
                           Towards Integral Transformation

                           Sr. M. Carmelita Cruz
was appointed Provincial

2008                  9th Provincial Chapter
                           Theme: Weaving Compassion and Reconciliation Rooted in 
                            the  Spirituality of the Good Shepherd in Global Solidarity
Sr. M. Cecilia Torres was elected Province Leader

2014                     10th Province Chapter
                           Theme: Spirit-fired, we risk with hope for Mission
                            Sr. M.Regina Kuizon was elected Province Leader