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Transformative Communities Series: Generative Designers of the Future “ To live you must choose, to live you must encounter, to grow you must suffer.” --Viktor Frankl [1] The world is dancing between rapid societal breakthroughs in all sectors and extreme polarization. Society has entered a process of redefining cultural assumptions while simultaneously, issues like environmental catastrophes of all varieties, and economic destabilization are impacting migration within countries and beyond traditional borders. These fluctuations are asking transformative communities to define their role with... more
SISTER ANGELA RICCI Province Leader of Italia/Malta Sister Angela Ricci was appointed as Province Leader of the Province of Italia/Malta, for a second term of three years. The Chapter was held in Rome, from 14th to 21st February 2020. Sister Angela made her Perpetual Profession on 13th January 1980. She holds a Diploma as Educator, and a diploma in Apostolic and Pastoral Care. She has been involved in residential ministry for trafficked women, in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana. She worked as an Educator and Director of Programs for children and teenagers in vulnerable situations, and in... more
ALFONSA SUDARYANTI PROVINCE LEADER PROVINCE OF INDONESIA Alfonsa Sudaryanti was elected Province Leader of the Province of Indonesia on the 5 th February 2020. Her mandate will begin on the 24 April 2020. The Province Chapter was held at Syantikara, Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 02 to 08 February 2020. Alfonsa was born on the 1 st of August 1961 in Yogyakarta and entered the Congregation in Jakarta in 1985. She made her Perpetual Profession in 1995. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Language. Since 1996 Alfonsa was actively involved in formation ministry and accompanying women in the... more
Raphaël Buyse, priest of the diocese of Lille, tells us about his visit to Rue d'Aerschot in the center of Brussels, near the Gare du Nord. A prostitution hot spot. He comes here to talk about Madeleine Delbrel to our religious community who have lived in this neighborhood for a few years. They are in their window, surrounded by a red halo. Almost naked. They are constantly moving. They get up and sit down again. They take three steps. They pace but they seem to be bored. With a lot of suggestive gestures, they tempt those who seem to slow down in front of their display. I can't help but see... more
TERESA FERNANDEZ OLMEDO PROVINCE LEADER OF MEXICO On December 19, 2019, during the chapter of unification of the province of Mexico, in the House of the Good Shepherd of Saltillo, Coahuila, the sisters of the new province have chosen Sister Teresa Fernandez Olmedo, as province leader. Sister Teresa Fernandez Olmedo was born on June 24, 1964, in Magdalena de Aráceo, Guanajuato. She joined the congregation in 1987. She made her first profession in 1992 and perpetual profession in 1997. She has a degree in clinical psychology. She has received training for trainers and leadership for mission... more
The Mystery of the Incarnation: Revelation of the Triune God as a Vulnerable God Brother Simón Pedro Arnold, OSB LCWR Assembly – August 10, 2018 – St. Louis, Missouri The Kenosis of God: Icon of the Consecrated Life From an early age I have felt an insistent call to a contemplative life lived among the poorest of this world, intuiting, however ambiguously, that the God of Jesus cannot be found elsewhere. I have been seeking this God, revealed to me in the poor of Peru, for forty-four years, together with a spirituality of the “other” in the Andes. The reflections that I share here come not... more
Mary Salomi Cruz Province Leader Province Of Singapore-Malaysia Sister Mary Salomi Cruz was appointed Province Leader of the Province of Singapore-Malaysia on 3 December 2019. The Province Chapter was held from 28 November to 3 December 2019 in Singapore. Her mandate will begin on 24 April 2020. Born in Port Klang, Selangor, Malaysia on 27 February 1959, she entered the Congregation in 1983 and made her Perpetual Profession on 21 February 1993. Salomi is currently doing a Bachelor Degree programme in Psychology in Singapore. Her training includes Early Childhood Education, Psychology/... more
Pushpa Louis Province Leader Province of Central East India/Nepal Sr. Pushpa Louis was elected Province Leader of the Province of Central East India/Nepal on 21 st November, 2019. Her mandate will begin on 5 th January, 2020. The Province Chapter was held at the Provincialate in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India from 16 th to 23 rd November, 2019. Pushpa was born in Kadiapatnam, Tamil Nadu in 1966 and entered the Congregation in Bangalore, in 1985. She made her perpetual profession in 1993. Pushpa obtained a Certificate in Social Work, a Bachelor’s degree in 1998, Master’s Degree in Sociology in... more
Maryanne Perera Province Leader Province of Sri Lanka/Pakistan Sr. Maryanne Perera was elected Province Leader of Sri Lanka/Pakistan on 20 th November 2019 at the Province Chapter held from 12 th to 22 nd November in Sri Lanka. Sr. Maryanne was born on 8 th April 1966 to her devout parents Gerard and Edith Perera. She made her First Commitment on 12 th December 1989 and her Final Commitment on 12 th December 1994. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Theological Studies and in Arts. Also, she carries a Certificate of Recognition from the Institute of Spiritual Formation of Asia on Formative... more
Florentine Raharinirina Unit Leader of The Islands Réunion / Maurice / Madagascar Sister Florentine Raharinirina was appointed Unit Leader of the Islands. Her mandate will begin on 25 March 2020. The District Assembly was held in Madagascar from 9 to 16 November 2019. Sr. Florentine was born in Madagascar on October 30, 1968. She made her first profession in 1993 and her perpetual profession in 2005, in Madagascar. Sr. Florentine holds a diploma in Formation in Pastoral and Religious Studies of the Catholic University of Lyon (France). She took other trainings, including: spiritual... more