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Meeting of all the Provincial and Regional Superiors of the CJ in Rome

After two days of intense work on the topic on hand, we had an outing and visited places connected to our Foundress Mary Ward and Ignatius of Loyola, the Founder of the Society of Jesus. We spent an hour praying in the chapel of the Venerable English College. Mary Ward opened the first school in Rome right next to the College. We then went to the ‚Camerette di St. Ignazio‘ near the church Il Gesu to celebrate mass in the room where St. Ignatius of Loyola lived and died. In 2002, the CJ sisters adopted the Ignatian Constitutions. That was the inspiration Mary Ward received from God: „Take the same of the Society “.
On the fourth day we resumed our regular daily schedule. Upon entering the meeting room in the morning, we choose a card that indicates what table we will sit at. This enables us to meet and talk with many different sisters. The breaks in the morning and afternoon allow us to gain new energy for the following working session, check our mail and get some fresh air. (text and photos/eka)  

This news item expired on 22/04/2019.

Provincial and Regional Superiors’ Conference (PRSC) 2019

From Monday, February 18th, to March 1st 2019, all the Provincial and Regional Superiors of the Congregatio Jesu meet in Rome, Via Nomentana 250, to continue the process they began three years ago of honouring the past, embracing the present and co-creating the future in the service of the mission. The main objective is to decide together what kind of General Congregation is required so that GC 2020 may make the necessary decisions to ensure that the congregation becomes more future fit for mission.
As usual, the meeting began in the chapel. Father Fratern Massawe SJ, celebrated the Eucharist with us. 
Then Jane opened the conference and made it very clear that each conference member is asked to share and take action in this process during our conference and upon returning to their own regions and provinces. As in PRSC 2018, Matthieu Daum will guide us through the process. The first two days focused on connecting to our last meeting and taking our first steps toward GC 2020. (text and photos/eka)

This news item expired on 20/04/2019.

Golden Jubilee for Sr. Prisca Vadakepoondikulam CJ

On Sunday 10 February 2019 we celebrated the Golden Jubilee of Prisca Vadakepoondikulam. 50 years of religious life in the Congregation of Jesus, that is really an occasion to celebrate - a feast of joy and thanksgiving!  The actual date of her entry was 2 February 1969. Prisca was one of a group of 12 young women who entered the Allahabad Province of the CJ in India. She comes from Kerala and her great desire was to go as a missionary to the North of India. For many years she was a committed teacher in different schools of the Congregation. Then she felt the need to address the psychological needs of the students and qualified as psychologist and counsellor. She specialized in counselling in the U.K.  She helped many religious, both men and women, in different communities. She was called on to take the responsibility as Provincial of the Patna Province from 2000 to 2006, after which she worked as a counselling trainer in Vellore in India, being  there for people who needed professional help.  Since 2012 she has been one of the General Assistants in the Generalate of the CJ in Rome.  All the members of both the Generalates,  CJ and IBVM, together with CJ  Roman community and some  guests came to  celebrate  the Holy Eucharist with Prisca to say “thank you“ to the Lord for leading and guiding her through these 50 years and to ask God’s blessing for the years to come. (text and photos/eka)

This news item expired on 15/04/2019.