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It is unusual and providential, that although our Founder was from Austria and the first five women came from Germany, we were founded on African soil, in 1885 in South Africa.
From our early beginning, the education and promotion of women and children, especially girls, have been a priority for us. Equally important is the formation of Christian families. We are also involved in health care and with marginalised people.
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Mission at the heart of the Christian faith
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Once again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, “the very first and greatest evangelizer” (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. This Day invites us to reflect anew on the mission at the heart of the Christian faith. The Church is missionary by nature; otherwise, she would no longer be the Church of Christ, but one group among many others that soon end up serving their purpose and passing away. So it is important to ask ourselves certain questions about our Christian identity and our responsibility as believers in a world marked by confusion, disappointment and frustration, and torn by numerous fratricidal wars that unjustly target the innocent. What is the basis of our mission? What is the heart of our mission? What are the essential approaches we need to take in carrying out our mission?.......
Rejoice! Hidden within your life is a seed of resurrection, an offer of life ready to be awakened.
That is what this night calls us to proclaim: the heartbeat of the Risen Lord. Christ is alive! That is what quickened the pace of Mary Magdalene and the other Mary. That is what made them return in haste to tell the news (Mt 28:8). That is what made them lay aside their mournful gait and sad looks. They returned to the city to meet up with the others.
Now that, like the two women, we have visited the tomb, I ask you to go back with them to the city. Let us all retrace our steps and change the look on our faces. Let us go back with them to tell the news...
On 13 -24 March 2017, the Procurators and Provincial/Regional Superiors of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, North America and Korea gathered at the Franz-Pfanner-Haus in Neuenbeken, Germany. The workshop was led by Sr. Franziscus-Maria Möller, Procurator General, with the theme of “St. Joseph, our Patron”.
Among the topics they covered were budgeting, middle and long term planning in aging Provinces, lay people in administration, legal and financial situations in our Provinces, and the Handbook for Procurators and Provincials. The meeting was appreciated by all and each participant had her own eye-opener during this time.
Sr. Walburga Ballhausen, Secretary General from Rome, who, with her known enthusiasm facilitated the workshop. She asked the participants to reflect on their service, which is a call from God. The ministry entrusted to us is a response to God’s call to love as CPS missionaries; it is a service for the Lord, the Church and our Congregation. We are called to be prayerful, serve lovingly, be present, be available and be ready to enlarge the space of our tent.
Together we dealt with the Spirituality of a Secretary and with the Specific Functions and Tasks of the Secretary. We then shared our work experiences and reports from the different provinces/regions.