General Chapter 2017

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Precious Blood ConventMariawald Renewal Center

A tent ... is a meeting place; a place of encounter with God and one another,

... is a shelter, but a tent is also open and allows us to see the wonder of the stars and feel the spirit of the wind on the face,

... breaks down rigid barriers,

 ... needs firm pegs that can hold it so that it is not blown away easily.

Living in a tent calls for trust and risk, sharing and interdependence.  

May the Spirit of the Lord be our guide to understand more clearly God’s plans for our personal lives, for our Congregation and for the world.  May God help us to have a deep trust in his providence and a total commitment to our mission, the very reason for our existence.

 GCh 2017 Prayer




Life is a Mission!

Every man and woman is  a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth.

To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives.