21st of May

Today, in the Chapter members had a free morning to give way to the Commission on Communication to elaborate the Actual Situation (diagnostic) on MISSION in the dimension of Missionary Creativity. In this way, we had a revision done in the afternoon for the draft presented on MISSION with given...

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20th of May

Through the Eucharist, we initiated the new day with thanksgiving to God and, in journeying with Sister Imaculada from Angola who lost a dear aunt, Maria Victoria. On this day, we continued with the works on Missionary Creativity. We are invited to share with spontaneity and in a free manner,...

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19th of May

We started the day with prayers accompanied by the Mayan Cross, peculiar of the Mayan spirituality (from Guatemala) where we were all invited to a holistic dynamic from the four cardinal points. Having oriented us to the East, where the sun rises, we welcome all the energy we receive for...

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18th of May

The first Christian communities went to Jerusalem to share, in synodality with all the apostles, their missionary life, triumphs, difficulties and new challenges. In this Chapter, we likewise have undertaken this journey to share experiences, preoccupations, and together allow ourselves to be illumined by the Holy Spirit through the words...

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17th of May

Yesterday, our dear Sister Geraldina accompanied us with THEOLOGICAL ILLUMINATION for the dimensions of MISSION AND FORMATION. In this journey of Chapter works, we follow the same methodology as what was then utilized for SPIRITUALITY and COMMUNITY, highlighted principal elements that appeared as responses for the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and...

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16th of May

We began the day with the Eucharist, having in mind the life of Madrid´s patron saint, “San Isidro”, we are grateful for his testimony of life as a farmer and as a lay person. Sister Geraldina Cespedes, has guided us throughout the day with the theme “Mission and Formation, for...

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15th of May

It´s a Sunday, most of us went to Toledo. Indeed, it has been a day full of gratitude and sharing. The trip was entertained by lively songs of the sisters from different countries. Toledo is a beautiful and historic city with an incredibly rich cultural patrimony. By the work of...

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14th of May

“A kind deed is only done by the measure of how one loves.”  In our Morning Praise, we reminisce with gratitude the beatification of our Mother Foundress Ascension Nicol Goñi. Blessed are the merciful, for shall obtain mercy. You have a merciful heart, Mother, This is how we are told...

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13th of May

Today, 13th of May, with Portugal and the world over, we express our affection and devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. The Eucharist celebrated this morning invited us to stay open so we could be receptive to novelty, just as the three young shepherds who received the light and the...

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12th of May

We continue with the second dimension of Revitalization of the Charism: Community. The psalm that was meditated on during the Morning Prayers has disposed us to look into our lives with openness and trust in God.  Trinitarian Community A life-giving spring A love that wraps us A dance which animates...

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11th of May

The Eucharist has afforded us an illumination through the Word and a reflection in coming together in this Chapter. In the light of the Gospel, we contemplated on Jesus, His affiliation with the Father “Whoever sees me, sees the Father…” It is in this belongingness that Jesus assumes the reality...

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10th of May

We have started the journey together recalling with gratitude the greetings sent to us and the interest that has been manifested through the greetings and wishes from the sisters, communities, friends for the activity we are realizing in this XXI General Chapter. Thanks to everyone. We have come to the...

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9th of May

After a global perspective of the OD. congregation´s reality, the stage of SEEING, we move on to the stage of ILLUMINATION. A day for us to breathe in, let go and open the ear and heart to the Word of God. At this very time, we were accompanied by Fray...

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8th of May

In our chapter sessions this 4th Sunday of Easter, we put to a close to the presentations of the distinct provinces which permitted us a vast glimpse of our life and mission as a Congregation, in its diversity, fortitude and challenges. The Province of Sta. rosa de Lima (Ecuador-Peru), and...

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7th of May

Thanking the Lord for this chance to meet through prayer, we begun the new day. We started with the presentation of the Province of Saint Mary´s, with Sisters Meenaxi Dhabi as Provincial Coordinator, Silvia Aranha Santhana and Shali Joseph, both as delegates. They presented the realities of the communities of...

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6th of May 2022

We started the new day with the Eucharist. The priest has asked of the sisters in this General Chapter to take into consideration the younger generation in the decisions to be done in this particular act. Today, we have listened to the reports from the Vicariate of Ntra. Sra. De...

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5th of May 2022

https://youtu.be/J9AtHpw61F0 We’ve brightened the new day with a communitarian prayer. Today, we have come together to welcome the experience of our sisters from the Iberian Peninsula. Sister Raquel Gil, our General Coordinator, introduced the process taken up to this time by the communities of the Province of Santo Domingo, those...

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4th of May 2022

We welcomed the day with gratitude for the Eucharist celebrated together and the invitation to deepen the sense of listening. With this intention we´ve  started the meeting, giving some resonance of yesterday´s sessions through a phrase: responsibility towards the new generations; the continued preoccupation and challenge of initial formation;  a...

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3rd of May 2022

We´ve started the day with thanksgiving to God for His presence and hoping that we be receptive to the newness of His word which will be disclosed to us today through the presentation of reports from our sisters in the General Council. To remind and have echo of yesterday, the...

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2nd of May

Today we commence with great joy and enthusiasm our XXi General Chapter with the theme: Gift for life and mission”. The modern technologies have allowed a Live coverage of the Eucharistic celebration, to be connected with our sisters, friends from different parts of the world (the celebration can be viewed...

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