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AMRSWP holds 2010 Convention in Tagaytay

Submitted by: regina
On: 06/07/2010

The Association of Major Religious Superiors of Women in the Philippines (AMRSWP) holds its 2010 Convention from July 5-8 in Tagaytay City.

The AMRSWP is a member of the AMRSP (Association of
Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines).

The theme of the convention is "Spirituality of Power.. From Control to Compassion."

More than  a hundred superiors of women who are gathered at the St. Scholastica's Center for Spirituality for this year’s .convention. According to information from the Steering Committee the theme of this convention “calls us to review our use of power, discern our leadership styles, our work ethics, relationships, personal and corporate values and institutional behavior. We thus affirm that leadership is not a domination but an accompaniment characterized by compassion and trust.”

The objectives of the convention are:  1) to have an in-depth and honest reflection on  one’s style of leadership, 2) to gain insights from shared experiences, common concerns and problems; and 3) to foster discernment processes in handling problems and challenges in religious communities.

In a letter to major superiors, Sr. Mary John Mananzan OSB, chairperson on AMRSWP, said that  “partnership in bringing about transformation in our Church and society will make us more united in our  efforts to lead by example and anchored on a love-driven Leadership.

Sr. Cecilia Torres RGS, province leader, is attending this annual convention. Sr. Cecilia was not able to attend last year’s convention as she was in Angers, France for the 29th Congregational Chapter of  Good Shepherd Sisters.

Fr. Percy Bacani MJ is the keynote speaker and Sr. Mary John will also give an input. Scheduled also during the meeting is the election of AMRSWP Officers.

Reports from Mission Partners will be presented. Other groups who will report  include:  The Institute of Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS) represented by Sr. Corazon Demetillo RGS, Union of Superiors’ General (UISG) Report by Sr. Cecile Bayona AMP and Sr. M. Evelyn Aguilar RVM, and the Report of the Episcopal Commission on Mutual Relations Between Bishops and Religious  (ECMR).

The AMRSWP and  Association of Major Religious Superiors of Men in the Philippines (AMRSMP) form a joint forum called the AMRSP.  The AMRSMP (men religious) was formed in 1955 while the AMRSWP (women religious) was formed in 1957.