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Today, Pope Francis in trying to bring about reform has asked us not to domesticate God’s Spirit. The Holy Spirit, he says, is God’s strength and ‘pushes the Church to move forward’. Francis is calling for a Synodal Church in which there is greater participation of the people of God through communal discernment.
The second session of the 2021 Provincial Chapter took place from September 25th to October 3rd. This chapter has made us live personally and communitarily something of its spiritual experience : to taste the Goodness of God and to "give oneself up" in trust in the motherly prayer of Our Lady of the Cenacle to whom we have all entrusted ourselves.
From May 2021 until July 2022, the Society of Jesus celebrates an Ignatian Year. What is an Ignatian Year? May 20, 2021 marks the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion - that fateful day when Ignatius the soldier, struck by a cannonball, began his transformation into Ignatius the pilgrim. Here are some key dates in 2021 and 2022.
A first virtual meeting of the Provincial Chapter 2021 held from 23 to 25 April. It brought together 70 participants, sisters and lay people, for 3 days, on the theme of “How do the challenges facing the Church affect us?”.
The next Chapter of the Europe-Togo Province of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Cenacle will take place in Rome from 25 September to 4 October 2021. But in fact, what is a Provincial Chapter? What are the issues and topics discussed? How does such a gathering take place? How is the voting done? All the answers in this article!