July 19. Official Chapter Inauguration

20 July 2017

Our morning began with prayer, after the orientation given by Fr. Llorenç, SJ. Following the Ignatian Exercises, he invited us to place ourselves in a situation of maximum interior freedom, so we could choose and better serve God. To do this, simply allow God to see us and see ourselves as God sees us.

The official Inaugural Session took place at noon. Mª Soledad Galeron, Superior General, presented her message to the chapter members with much emotion and love. Letters sent to the Chapter were summarily read.

In the afternoon, mass was celebrated by Bishop Rodriguez Carballo, Secretary of the Congregation For the Institutes of Consecrated Life And the Societies of Apostolic Life. Representatives of the different entities presented a picture and explained in brief words the gifts and challenges of their entity. Bishop exhorted us to live in evangelical joy our vocation with fraternity and prophetic zeal, always praying for religious who are struggling with their vocation.

Following mass, we had our first chapter session where the Chapter Rules were approved and the following sisterswere chosen to serve in different capacities during the Chapter:

Escrutadoras: Mª Luisa Llopis y Mª del Carmen Alonso
Secretary: Beatriz M. Pereiro
Moderators: Dulce Mª Carvajal y Mª Consuelo Ferrús

During these days, the text “María Antonia París, friend and companion in the journey” is being distributed.