RNDM nuns' chapter stresses Mission Beyond

The delegates challenged themselves to become aware of the fragility of Mission areas.

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Feb 25 2014, 9:39 PM
RNDM nuns' chapter stresses Mission Beyond
The new team: Sister Josephine Kane as Superior General, (New Zealand) and Sisters Lissy Sebastian, (Philippines) Crescencia Sun, (India) Lucy Wainaina Wambui (Kenya) and Maria Ly Thi Bich Quyen, (Vietnam) as council members.

The general chapter of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions (RNDM) concluded Feb. 16 in Hua-Hin, Thailand, inviting members to deepen the concept of "Mission Beyond" propagated by their founder.

During the month-long general Chapter 65 members from 29 countries discussed theme based on mission. The congregation's founder Euphrasie Barbier saw “Mission” as of the Incarnate Word, where the her nuns are engaged in ministry, and beyond boundaries.

The delegates challenged themselves to become aware of the fragility of Mission areas, human resources and to re-address sustainability in mission in creative ways.

The 27th general chapter elected Sister Josephine Kane as Superior General, (New Zealand) and Sisters Lissy Sebastian, (Philippines) Crescencia Sun, (India) Lucy Wainaina Wambui (Kenya) and Maria Ly Thi Bich Quyen, (Vietnam) as council members.

The Chapter also acknowledged the unique contribution of the outgoing Superior general Maureen McBride, and her councilors for the last twelve years.

The chapter also called the members to living their charism as integrated women in today’s world, stressing greater collaboration, inclusive of all groups and partnership in missions.

Source: The Herald, Kolkata

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