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300 years of Mary Ward School in Bamberg

The celebration of the 300th Jubilee of the school in Bamberg school was on 25th June 2017. Srs. Elena Gatica CJ and Prisca Vadakepoondikulam CJ were privileged to be a part of this delightful celebration. The thanksgiving Mass was presided over by Archbishop Ludwig Schick. His homily revealed great appreciation of the service rendered by the school to Generations of students - specially through the CJ sisters until they handed the school over to the Archdiocese in 2002. The singing was excellent and the chapel full. Sisters from Augsburg, Neuburg, Nürnberg, Merano, Companions of Mary Ward and friends and well-wishers besides representatives of staff and students added energy to the celebration. Elena and Prisca are full of thanks for Sr. Ursula Dirmeier CJ and community for their hospitality, joy and affectionate care they experienced during their stay there from 23rd to 27th June. (Text: Prisca CJ, Photos: Cristina Irsara CJ).

This news item expired on 05/09/2017.

Anglophone Safeguardian Conference - 19-22 June 2017 Rome

Sr. Prisca (General leadership team) and Sr. Mercy (Zimbabwe Regional Superior) Participated in the Anglophone Safeguarding Conference from 19th to 22nd June co-hosted by Centre for Child Protection of Gregorian University, Rome, The Bishops’ Conferences of Scotland and the Episcopal Conference of Malta. The venue was Gregorian University. This is the first time the invitation was extended to the Religious Major Superiors. There were 111 participants from 14 countries including a number of Bishops, Major superiors and many priests, religious and lay people engaged in the safeguarding ministry. The theme of this conference was 'Celebrating Hope'. Tina Campbell, national safeguarding coordinator Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service specially appreciated that two CJs participated in the conference. (text: Prisca CJ, photos: Mercy CJ)

This news item expired on 26/08/2017.

Canonical visitation – English Province

On  June 10th 2017 Sr Jane Livesey, General Superior, together with the Assistant, Sr Cecilia Yeom, left Rome for London. They are going to visit the English Province until 23 June. A canonical visitation takes place in every province before the appointment of a new provincial superior. The term of office of the current Provincial Superior, Sr Frances Orchard, is coming to an end and therefore Sr Jane and Sr Cecilia will visit all communities of the province of the Congregatio Jesu in England in Cambridge, London, Norwich and York and will have conversations with every member of the province. (text and photos: Františka CJ)

This news item expired on 10/08/2017.