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"You, Lord are love:
You dwell in us and fill us with happiness."
(Francis of Assisi)
"We find God everywhere
and we can live our vocation everywhere.
We are pilgrins and strangers on this earth."
Inauguration of the new Congregational House in Rome
On Saturday May 16, 2015, during the Leadership Team meeting, we inaugurated the new Congregational House in Rome. It was an important celebration of this new chapter in the life of our Congregation, founded 170 years ago in Aachen ...
Ritual in Messina and Padua
We plan, in the coming years, to implement our Chapter Direction: to live as Resurrected. As we exchanged the blessings, hopes and prayers, each of us experienced the healing energy of our Charism working within our group...
Ritual in Rome and Vermicino
The atmosphere of profound meditation allowed us to feel the sacredness of this historical moment for the Congregation, so we closed the retreat by dedicating some time to a prayer of transition, which helped us understand more deeply...
Ritual in Assisi and Pistoia
We shared our feelings and prayers regarding this transition and, by doing so, felt in communion with every other daughter and son of Mother Frances. We asked for new vocations so as to disseminate the Charism even more in Italy and beyond...
Ritual in Dumaguete
In our chapel in Dumaguete in September, we celebrated the ritual of the transition from New York to Rome with the prayer group of women who meet here periodically. The words of Mother Frances: "We find God...
Ritual in Dakar
The Senegal Area fulfilled its key role in the Ritual planned to accompany the transition of the General House from Brooklyn to Rome. Indeed, on Monday, November 10th, a ceremony took place at the Hallelujah Community in Dakar.
Ritual in Goiânia
On August 31st 2014, the Brazilian Area joined the rest of the Congregation in celebrating a Ritual for the Transfer of the General House. The ritual was held at the Frances Schervier Formation Center, in Goiânia. Associates...
Ritual in Jataí
September 3, 2014 was a day of great joy and a spirit of communion for us. We, the Sisters and Associate from Jatai, Brazil, conducted a ritual of congregational prayer in the Chapel of our Santa Isabel Convent. The ritual, while conducted...
Ritual In Pires do Rio
In Pires do Rio, on June 24, Sr. Goretti and Sr. Maria Lucia led the ritual of prayer to accompany the transfer of the General House of the Congregation from Brooklyn to Rome, in a simple and participatory ceremony...
Commemorative Ritual in Brooklyn
A wonderful group of Sisters, Associates, collaborators with the Foundation, current and former employees, and friends took part in the ritual ceremony we held in Brooklyn on Sunday, September 7, 2014, to commemorate the time of our General House in Brooklyn and mark its relocation...
The milestones on our journey to Brooklyn, NY
In October 1968 the General Chapter in Rome decided to establish a “central house of government located in the Unites States.” Mother Innocenta Donnelly, elected as Superior General, and her Council began looking for a suitable house.