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A synodal journey : what is the Spirit saying to the people of God

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.

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Camino to COP – Reflections

Barbara Wilson has spent two weeks on Camino to COP", a 500-mile pilgrimage from London to Glasgow, arriving in time for the start of the COP26 Summit in November.

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The Provincial Chapter 2021, continued…

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.

26th September 2021 : The Europe-Togo Province celebrates its 10th Anniversary
26th September 2021 : The Europe-Togo Province celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The result of the unification of the three former provinces of England-Ireland, France-Togo and Italy, now has its own personality and a rich history.

Brixton House
Community life

Welcome to our new home in Brixton, London. We arrived here in November 2020 in the middle of the second “lockdown.” We have been here for almost nine months. We have spent the time, as well as continuing our ministry (mostly on Zoom) getting the house the way we want it and to make it a welcoming place for everyone.

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Becoming sister: perpetual profession

Surrounded by her family and friends, the sisters of the Congregation and the people who have marked her path, Sister Anne-Catherine (Montmartre community) will make her perpetual profession on Saturday 26 June 2021 in the church of Saint Ignatius in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France.

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Becoming sister: perpetual profession

On Saturday 12 June 2021, Sister Marielle (community of Versailles, France) will commit herself forever to following Jesus Christ in the Congregation of Our Lady of the Cenacle, at the time of her perpetual profession.

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Becoming sister: perpetual profession

On Saturday 5 June 2021 at 4pm in Rome, Italy, Sister Patrizia made her perpetual profession. She gave herself totally to the love of the Lord who has called her and she was definitively accepted into the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Cenacle. The celebration was broadcasted live.

Community Triduum in Montmartre (France)
Community Triduum in Montmartre (France)

We have had our community triduum in Montmartre, beginning with the vespers of the Feast of the Ascension and ending with the Feast of Our Lady of the Cenacle. On the day after, Sunday, we all went to mass together in the church of St Ignatius for the blessing and installation of a portrait of Mother Therese in one of the chapels...

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A film about Ignatius of Loyola

500 years ago, St. Ignatius of Loyola was wounded in the battle of Pamplona. This injury shattered his dreams of worldly glory and put him on a way of conversion which would ultimately lead to the foundation of the Society of Jesus. Here is a film about his story, made by The Jesuits of the European Low Countries.

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[Testimony] The Mystery of the Cenacle

In this festive season, here are some thoughts and reflections from Sister Kathleen Hopkins of the Liverpool community about the mystery of the Cenacle. 

The Ignatian Year
The Ignatian Year

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. 

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Provincial Chapter 2021, first virtual meeting

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?”.

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Provincial Chapter 2021

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!

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Young adults

The Toulouse community, based in France, is no exception to this motto: the sisters are adapting their activities and have become familiar with Skype, Zoom and other virtual means of communication.

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Becoming sister

Surrounded by her relatives and respecting health restrictions, Sister Yoanna celebrated her first vows in October 2020 in the chapel of the Vo-Pedakondji Spiritual Centre, the place of her novitiate.

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Publication

Sister Luisa publishes a book of 80 pages, to enlighten the reader and the companion on this very ancient art in the Christian tradition.

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Becoming sister

Sister Anne-Catherine's entry into her "third year", a time for prayer and reflection.

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