Canossian Sisters hold provincial chapter

It served as the first phase for the province to prepare for participation in the worldwide general chapter of the Canossian Daughters of Charity, to be held in Rome next April.

China
Sep 16 2013, 11:10 AM
Canossian Sisters hold provincial chapter

The Canossian Sisters in Hong Kong and Macau held a provincial chapter between August 15 and 25 under the theme, ‘Look and do likewise… that the world may believe—called to be joyful and prophetic witnesses.’

It served as the first phase for the province to prepare for participation in the worldwide general chapter of the Canossian Daughters of Charity, to be held in Rome next April.

Cardinal John Tong Hon was invited to address the congregation and to celebrate Mass on the opening day of the chapter. He encouraged them to continue their life of contemplation and imitation of Christ.

He said that by keeping the diocese and the universal Church at the forefront of their reflection and planning, the sisters could significantly contribute to the diocese’s efforts to be a bridge between China and the universal Church.

The provincial chapter was inaugurated by Sister Cynthia Chan, the provincial superior.

The facilitator for the chapter, De La Salle Brother John D’Cruz from Malaysia, used a ‘process-approach method’ during discussions which delegates found most helpful.

Four members of the provincial council with 15 elected delegates evaluated different aspects of religious life and made suggestions regarding reorientation of some aspects of province life over the next six years.

On August 20, after a day of recollection, the chapter members elected two delegates to next year’s general chapter in Rome, Sister Regina But and Sister Lucy Choy.

Source: Sunday Examiner

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