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The celebration of Christmas in Via Nomentana 250

This news item will expire on 25/02/2018.

Big celebration in the Romanian province of CJ

The year 2017 is a great occasion for joy for the Romanian province CJ because it celebrates 165 years’ presence in Romania and 85 years since the opening of the house in Popesti – Leordeni in Bucharest .
In 1852, at the invitation of Bishop Michel-Angelo Conte di Parsi, the first sisters from Nymphenburg (Germany) arrived in Bucharest and, despite the great difficulties of the time, managed to start the apostolate, giving life to their charism: helping souls to find God. To support the mission of the sisters who worked in the boarding and day schools, in 1932 it was decided to buy land in Pope┼čti – Leordeni for a farm to produce food for the large houses.
This feast was marked by a solemn Mass on December 17, 2017 celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop of Bucharest, Monsignor Cornel Damian, attended by many priests, religious and laypeople.
We are very grateful for all these years, and we pray for the Lord's blessing on all those who have been with us.
(Text and photos: Sr. Otilia Kundt CJ)
1. CJ main communities in Romania
2. CJ Chapel and House in Popesti – Leordeni
3. Procession at the beginning of the Mass
4. Sr Patricia, Romanian provincial with the Auxiliary Bishop of Bucharest Monsignor Cornel Damian 

This news item will expire on 22/02/2018.

New mission for Sr. Cynthia Mathew CJ at the UN

On 21 October 2017,  Sr. Cynthia Mathew CJ arrived in New York to begin a new era of CJ/IBVM collaboration. 
Sr. Cynthia hails from Kerala, South India. 1991 she joined the CJ in Patna, in the North Eastern State of Bihar. She took her First Vows  in the year 1996 in Patna and her Final Vows in 2003. She is a trained lawyer. She fought cases specially for the poor, rape victims and their families as was a member of the Asian Movement against Human Trafficking. 
She herself writes:
“I said YES to this mission because I felt that it is the need of the time to work in collaboration with our sister congregation as our aim, vision  and mission are the same. We belong to the same family of Mary Ward and one of the mandates of  the General Congregation 2011 was to "take advice and action in establishing CJ representation at UN/or other international forums" (GC 2011 M5 - Justice and Peace) and also to "explore further inter-branch collaboration"(GC 2011 M9 – Union [with the IBVM]. I was explained about it and was asked if I was ready for this mission. I said YES to it thinking of the universal mission and the good of the CJ family I belong to. Though I said “YES” readily and was very excited about this specially  new and  challenging mission, as the time for me to leave my country, place of work, people etc. drew near   it was hard for me. But I believed and trusted in the Lord as HE has a plan for me, a plan for my good and the good of others. I realized  that when I said YES to the Lord I belong to the whole universe and not just to a particular region, nation, people or work. I came here as an Indian Citizen but I am convinced  that I go back as a Global Citizen. I am sure this experience will make me more equipped for my future work … wherever I will be.
The photo shows Sr. Cynthia together with Sr. Cecilia O’Dwyer IBVM 
(text and photo: Sr. Cynthia CJ and others)

This news item will expire on 20/02/2018.