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CJ and IBVM leadership teams met in Casa Loreto, Via Massaua

On Monday 30 September 2019, the General Leadership teams of CJ and Loreto Sisters met again to have conversations about our common projects and to share experiences. 
The next steps towards possible union of both congregations was one of the main topics as well as the Mary Ward Booklet for the coming two years, a review of Mary Ward Summer schools and others. 
As always, it was a very good and enjoyable meeting with dinner together at the end. Slowly we begin to realize, that there will be only a few meetings left until the General Congregation of the CJ in summer 2020. Then the new team, which will be elected at the General Congregation, will continue to collaborate with the existing leadership team of the IBVM Loreto sisters.
(text and photos/eka)

This news item will expire on 08/12/2019.


The two links given below are related to a consultation process involving all members of both the CJ and the IBVM, in relation to the possibility of the two remaining branches of Mary Ward’s original 1609 foundation in St Omer becoming one congregation.

We are grateful to Sister Mary Wright IBVM for permission to post the video of her 2018 talk on the shared history to the two branches, given a joint meeting of the extended leadership teams of both branches in Rome in April 2018.

This news item will expire on 11/12/2019.

Mary Ward Summer School 2019 in York

From 15 July to 2 August 2019 five CJ and five Loreto sisters met in York to deepen their love and knowledge of Mary Ward. Agnesa CJ and Carmel IBVM were their resource persons. Both accompanied the group through the historical and spiritual details of Mary Ward’s life. They unfolded the past with great love and zeal and strengthened and inspired the participants. They also helped the group to look at things from different perspectives. 
Frances Orchard, the Provincial Superior of the English Province untangled for the sisters the intricate web of Mary Ward’s rehabilitation and Magdalen O’Neill IBVM helped them to study the lemon juice letters and the circumstances of Mary Ward’s death. 
The Summer School was complete as the “pilgrims” walked in the steps of Mary Ward from Mulwith, the place of her birth, to Osbaldwick, the place where she died.
All the participants expressed their gratitude to both Generalates, CJ and IBVM, and to the CJ community in York who gave them this blessed opportunity to revisit the origins of both congregations in the beautiful setting of the Bar Convent in York. 
(text and photos: Priyanka IBVM, Valeria CJ and participants)                                       

This news item will expire on 23/11/2019.