Contemplative and apostolic sisters (including mission partners) from different parts of the world gathered in Quito Ecuador to participate in the CACS.
In an atmosphere of joy and celebration, Contemplative and apostolic sisters (including mission partners) from different parts of the world gathered in Quito Ecuador to participate in the CACS ( Congregational Assembly for contemplative sisters)
The first day was mainly a time of meeting, rejoicing and getting to know each other. The Sisters were personally welcomed with a letter from St Mary Euphrasia placed in each room.
Excerpts of the letter of St Mary Euphrasia.
The day of the Lord has come, a day of light for our holy Institute. A day of strength and joy! How good it is that you come with your heart open in order for God to act in our Congregational Assembly! How many graces!
I think your heart is permeated with love for God. How happy we are to be called to participate in the great work! Let us remain united till death and we will see great things.
There is no doubt that the Lord is leading us to his high mountains and that his divine wisdom will guide our steps. The fruits will be borne in the very near future, and will fill my soul with delight. How much joy is in my heart!
The chapel, meeting room dining room etc. were adorned with magnificent colourful bouquets of flowers. Ecuador is a place famous for flowers especially roses of various types. The floral arrangements were made by our Contemplative sisters. Each participant received a beautifully embroided bag with the logo of the Congregation chapter of 2015. These bags were made by the women in Cenit Centre, a centre run by our sisters.
Marie Françoise Mestry