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First virtual meeting of the CJ Extended Leadership team via ZOOM

Covid-19 has been instrumental in bringing about some changes in the CJ Generalate as in other places. The pandemic not only forced us to postpone the General Congregation for one year, but it has also influenced our way of communicating with our extended leadership group of Provincial and Regional Superiors. In earlier years, we met with all the Provincial and Regional Superiors at least every other year or even every year. Now this is not possible, as borders are still closed and no one from Asia, Africa or South America would get a visa to come to Rome.
This led the Generalate to look for other ways to stay in relationship with the group.  On Monday, 25 May 2020, we had our first virtual meeting of all the Provincial and Regional Superiors, the members of the Generalate and three translators via ZOOM. It was a delightful experience to see the smiling faces on the screen.  After the introduction and prayer, Jane shared with all about various matters, including the new General Congregation website, the new logo and about the plans for continuing community conversations through the period between now and the General Congregation in July –August 2021. At the end of the online meeting, the chat box was used by many to express their gratitude for this new experience of “the union of minds and hearts”.
 
 
 
  
 

This news item expired on 27/07/2020.



RESOURCES FOR COVID-19 AND EASTER HOPE AND PENTECOST EXPECTATION

We have been asked, and are very happy, to share this link with spiritual resources for Covid-19 and Easter hope and Pentecost expectation with you:
 
 

This news item expired on 12/07/2020.



Temporary Profession of Selvi Adaikalam IBVM/Loreto

On 3 May 2020, Selvi IBVM renewed her vows.  What made this occasion both unusual and very special was that she did so into the hands of the General Superior of the CJ, rather than into the hands of her own General Superior, and did so in the chapel of the Generalate of the Congregation of Jesus. The reason for this was that here in Italy we were still in Covid-19 lockdown on 3 May.
Selvi is one of the six sisters living in Via Nomentana 250 who are participating in the formation course offered by the UISG (Union of International Superiors General).  They have been here since early February when they arrived for the course.  Sadly, much of the course has had to be delivered online because of the virus.  Also as a result of the virus, the members of Selvi’s own General Leadership team, including Noelle, her General Superior, could not be part of the celebration on 3 May even though they live only five minutes’ walk away from us. It was for that reason that Noelle officially delegated Jane to receive Selvi’s vows on Noelle’s behalf.
It was a most joyful celebration during which we thanked God, who called Selvi to dedicate her life to him and to the service of others. After the formation course, Selvi will return to East Timor where she is working now taking care of young women who are discerning if religious life is their way of life. (Text and Photos/eka)
 
 

This news item expired on 06/07/2020.