Together, to embrace the future…

From February 15 to 22, twenty-five (25) Daughters of Jesus, delegates of the Province Canada, were gathered for the 2nd Provincial Chapter at l’Accueil Notre-Dame (Quebec). Here are a few highlights of this week of sharing and discernment.

ouverture chapitre

The official opening of the Chapter occurred at the Eucharist on February 15. Sr. Pâquerette Dessureault, Provincial, began with the calling and sending of each capitulant for this mission. The Sisters of the services team joined the group for the blessing by the celebrant. envoi capitulantes

In a first time, we received the reports of the Provincial and of the Provincial Bursar. This view of the life of the Province Canada helped us to summarize the realizations of the last six years.

Next, three representatives of the Associates drew a picture for us, of their situation in each of the Vice Provinces. Their witnessing of faith enlivened our hope in the future as we observed how the charism of the Daughters of Jesus inspires and supports their Christian commitment in their lives.

After a reflection carried out in each of the Vice Provinces, a number of facts emerged concerning the concrete realities of the Province, the Congregation, the Church and the World. Enlightened by the Word of God, each Daughter of Jesus was invited to accept the challenge of the prophetic dimension of our charism in order to discern and recognize the newness to which Jesus, humble and servant of all, is calling us to follow Him today.

During the Chapter, we deepened our knowledge of these facts, in order to express the calls in a language that is significant for today. The result of this work, will be sent on to the General Chapter which will take place in July 2016.

Near the end of the week, in an atmosphere of silence, recollection and prayer, we proceeded to elect delegates who will participate in the General Chapter. The Sisters designated, generously expressed their availability.conseil prov2016

Thanks to Sr. Pâquerette and to the Provincial Council for the preparation and the realization of the Provincial Chapter.

conseillère générale

Sr Marie-Annick Morice, Assistant General

We want to underline the contribution of Sr. Marie Annick Morice, dj, Assistant General, who accompanied us discretely, throughout this work.

animatrice

Sr Jacqueline Boudreau, snmj

A special thanks is given to Sr. Jacqueline Boudreau snjm, who, in the role of animator, was able to guide the reflection and the rereading of each day.

Here are a few photos of the participants of the Provincial Chapter:

déléguées Edmonton

Representatives of the Vice-province of Edmonton

déléguées Moncton

Representatives of the Vice-province of Moncton

déléguées Rimouski

Representatives of the Vice-province of Rimouski

déléguées Trois-Rivières

Representatives of the Vice-province of Trois-Rivières

Secrétaires séances

Recording secretaries

secrétaires techniques

Technical secretaries and photographers

To each Daughter of Jesus, we wish a good journey toward the General Chapter.

 

Sr. Colette Gélinas, d.j.

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