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Good Shepherd Sisters hold in Maryridge, Tagaytay "Gathering the Hundredfold: A Homecomining" to prepare for 2012 Centennial

Submitted by: regina
On: 19/11/2010

Good Shepherd Sisters in the Philippine Province will gather in Maryridge, Tagaytay for sessions on "Gathering the Hundredfold: A Homecoming" as a preparation for the 2012 Centennial. The apostolic and contemplative sisters have signed up for the activity that will be conducted in four sessions.

Sr. Susan Chia RGS, current apostolic link councillor to the Philippines of the Congregationational Leadership Team and Sr. Elaine Basinger RGS, previous link councillor to the country for both apostolic and contemplative sisters are in the country to facilitate the sessions.

The four sessions will be held November 20-23, November 25-28, November 30-Deccember 3 and December 5-8, 2010. Sisters from various parts of the country are coming for the occasion.

Sr. Susan said that the sessions will be a time: To Return, To Recall, To Rest, To Reclaim, To Release.

Good Shepherd Sisters will celebrate 100 years of Good Shepherd presence in the Philippines in 2012. The first Irish  Good Shepherd missionaries came to the Philippines on October 4, 1912 upon the invitation of Monsignor Joseph Petrelli, archbishop of Lipa. The community was under the Motherhouse in Angers, France and so were the other foundations and later communities in the Philippines became part of the Los Angeles province.

On December 3, 1960, the Philippines was established as a province.

This is the time

To Return
A Time of Remembering and Thanksgiving, the gift of each other, the labor and blessings of Good Shepherd Mission

To Recall
A Time to share our stories of our journey of Shepherding in an experiential way

To Rest
Time to be with each other, to have conversations as we embrace and reconcile

To Reclaim
Our being one as Apostolic and Contemplative Good Shepherd, a time to build relationships, to integrate as we call forth each other in transformation to be whole and holy

To Release
A Time to enable each other to be a life-giving  presence of compassion and
reconciliation, the sign of our commitment and solidarity as Shepherds of today.


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