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Visitation of the Middle European Province, Part III

From 31 May to 29 June 2019, the CJ General Assistants, Elisabeth and Elena, held consultation conversations with 130  members of the Middle European Province. They visited 8 of the 22 communities. They started in Hungary, proceeded to  Austria, South Tyrol and then to Munich. This process is essential in order to sense our reality as the basis for the discernment process leading to a decision - the appointment of the next Provincial Superior. 
They encountered  many diverse situations. Some of the houses like: Budapest-Zugliget, Meran and München-Pasing are  communities for the sisters who are older and need care. In Vienna for example there is only a small group of sisters. The Common European Novitiate will be attached to this community  from September 2019 onwards. Another group of sisters run a holiday house in Bad Reichenhall and they are engaged also in the parish and other projects.
At the end of the visitation Elisabeth and Elena met the sisters of the Provincialate to reflect on their time as leadership and also to look into the future.
At the end of the conversations the members of each community were invited to a meeting to reflect and share, on two fundamental experiences in the life of our foundress, which guide  God’s calls for us today. We are very grateful for the open and sincere sharing, in an atmosphere of generative listening. (text and photos/eka)

This news item will expire on 09/09/2019.

Meeting on Ongoing Formation for Younger Sisters of the Regional Conference of Latin America (CRAL) in Rome

A group of eight sisters of the CJ: Analía, Clementina, María Celia and Mariana from Argentina, Andeiziane and Veraní from Brazil, Yamilet from Chile and Ana Maria from Romania, participated in the Formation Meeting for young sisters, which has been organized annually for the last three years by CRAL, and which this time took place for the first time in Rome. Below you can read the grateful account that Mariana wrote on behalf of all the participants.
 Meeting on Ongoing Formation for Younger Sisters of the Regional Conference of Latin America (CRAL) in Rome
From left to right: Andeiziane, Ana Maria, Yamilet, Clementina and Maria Celia.
Kneeling from left to right: Estela, Mariana, Analia and Verani.

This news item will expire on 05/09/2019.

Joint visit to Mary Ward Loreto (MWL) in Albania

Sisters Noelle and Jane had an inspiring three days from 20 to 22 June visiting Sister Imelda Poole IBVM and her dedicated team of lay colleagues who run the Mary Ward Loreto NGO in Albania.  MWL gives hope to many, and especially women, in a country in which the majority of people remain poor and have little opportunity.  The focus of the work is in the support and empowerment of women in abusive situations or who are at risk of being trafficked.  However, there is also much work done to support young people through leadership programmes and skill providing programmes in areas such as cooking, tailoring, hair and beauty for young women and training to be mechanics and electricians for young men.
(Text and photos – JFL)
The photos show the following:
The tailoring workshop for women
Imelda examining some of the goods produced in the workshop
Meeting with Imelda and the core MWL team in Tirana
Dancers at a local culture festival
MWL charter at a local service centre
Outside MWL head office 

This news item will expire on 27/08/2019.