INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATES COMMISSION

In October 2015, delegates from the associate groups gathered with the General Council in Kermaria to bring together and finalise the reference document “A Way of Humanity, Associates of the Daughters of Jesus”.

AndréeLescendre shares her experience with us.


Andrée Lescendre

“For me personally it was a “first” – meeting people from different counties in Africa and Latin America and from Canada and living together for a well-organised week of hard work.

The days were filled with personal work and varied workshops : sometimes between sister and associates, between associates, between sisters, but always with an international mix.

The listening to and respect of one for the other helped to make the pooling of our work both fruitful and lively.

Outside of work hours the ambiance was agreeable and warm : at mealtimes good humour and laughter were part of the menu.

To sum up, it was a week of :

  • Sharing the life of the associates in different countries.

 

  • Discovery and deepening of the values that help us to live out the charism of the Daughters of Jesus.

 

I felt very strongly our desire to put everything in place in our lives to “honour the sacred humanity of the Son of God”. The “international” life of the associates is not a word without meaning but a reality and an opportunity. We form a big family.

 

I was happy to have participated in this very rich meeting.

 

Andrée Lescendre Lorient group.

 

 

 

 

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