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CJ and IBVM Generalates in Focene


This news item expired on 16/09/2020.

Communications office for both Generalates: CJ and IBVM

From 1 June 2020, Stefania Donaera took up her post as the new communications officer for the two branches of Mary Ward’s institute.  Stefania’s appointment was a joint initiative of the two General Leadership teams. She has her office in Casa Loreto, Via Massaua, but will work equally for both congregations. This is another concrete step in collaboration and along the path to eventual union of the two branches.  Stefania has a lot of experience in the field of communication. For 20 years, she has worked in an Italy-based NGO as a media specialist.
For both congregations this new development is a response to the calls of their previous General Congregations, which already foresaw that communications, at all levels, are an integral part of our mission in sharing our spirituality, our ministries and our life.
On 26 June, Stefania visited the General Leadership team here in Via Nomentana 250. It was an opportunity for her to get to know us and for us to know her a bit better. We expressed our gratitude, that she accepted the appointment. 

This news item expired on 08/09/2020.

Meeting of the CJ and IBVM Generalate teams in Casa Loreto, Via Massaua

As the lockdown in Italy is now lifted, the two Generalate teams of the CJ and IBVM could finally meet together again on 22 June. We discussed the usual topics such as the House of Prayer, the design of the booklet for Mary Ward Week 2021 and the Mary Ward Summer School, planned for 2021, which is now postponed until 2022. 
A special highlight of this meeting was the participation of Sr Adina Balan CJ (third from left, back row) and Sr Pauline Macharia IBVM (first from right, front row). Since the beginning of this year, they have been our joint JPIC (Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation) coordinators for the two branches and are fully committed to raising JPIC awareness and the need to work for JPIC.  Their first initiative was to invite all those from both branches who were interested, to a webinar to celebrate the fifth anniversary of “Laudato Si’”.  The webinar took place on different days in both English and Spanish and was very well attended in both languages, with over 100 members at each of the two webinars. They have also made personal contact, via online meetings, with almost all the JPIC Animators in the Provinces and Regions of both branches and begun to explore the framework for the collaboration with the two sisters at the UN in New York: Janet Palafox IBVM and Cynthia Matthew CJ. On behalf of both teams, Jane and Noelle thanked both of them very much for the excellent start to their mission and wished them all the best for the future. As usual, the meeting ended with dinner together.   

This news item expired on 25/08/2020.