Carmelite Events

13th General Chapter- Day Five

Sister Helena - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014

The fifth day of the General Chapter opened with the Votive Mass of Christian Unity celebrated by Very Reverend Mario Esposito, O.Carm. The Last Supper account by St. John the Evangelist contains the High Priestly prayer offered by Jesus to the Father as He prepares for His Passion and Death (John 17).  "So that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.."(John 17:21).  Unity in diversity has been the recurring theme in the writings of our Foundress, Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa, and a most important invitation to all in this Chapter. In his homily, Father Mario has offered us once again the opportunity to reflect on this prayer of Our Lord, as the Capitulars continue to consider and discuss the many proposals presented.  The full text of the homily is provided below.


Father Mario Homily on Christian Unity Father Mario Homily on Christian Unity (298 KB)

The morning session opened at 10:30 am as the Commission on Spirituality and Ministry wrapped up their two proposals.  The Capitulars recessed for lunch and the meeting was reconvened at 1:30 pm. The Commission on Community, Vocations & Formation  presented their Proposals and the discussion floor was opened.  Some very relevant issues discussed pertain to the essentials of Community living such as Community Support, Community Meetings, Union and Charity, Ongoing Formation and Community Life. The Commission will continue their Proposal Presentations on Thursday, September 11th.  The meeting adjourned at 4:25 pm and the Capitulars joined the Avila Sisters in Chapel for Evening Prayers followed by supper in the Community refectory.

Some things are not that easy to handle!Secretarial Assistant: Sr. Patricia Eileenbefore Morning Session: Capitulars
Before Morning Session: CapitularsBefore Morning Session: CapitularsProposal Discussions: Sr. Maria Agnes
Proposal Discussions: Sr. Lois JosephProposal Discussions: Mother Mark Louis AnneProposal Discussions: Sr. Patricia Margaret
Proposal Discussions: Sr. Helen RosarieCommission Member Sr. Jean Ann Davis responds to questionProposal Discussions: Sr. Michelle Anne
Proposal Discussions: Sr. Joachim AnneProposal Discussions: Sr. Peter Lillian AngelineProposal Discussions: Sr. Ann Elizabeth
Proposal Discussions: Sr. Joseph CatherineProposal Discussions: Sr. Teresa StephenProposal Discussions: Sr. Kevin Patricia
Secretarial Consult with Sr. Richard CarmelAn A-H-A momentRecess-Capitulars
Recess: Sr. Peter Lillian & Sr. Maria ThereseCommission On Community, Vocations & FormationProposal Discussions: Sr. Rosemary Ann
Proposal Discussions: Sr. MaureenProposal Discussions: Sr. Richard CarmelRecess: Sr. Lois Joseph & Sr. Madeline Angeline
Proposal Discussions: Sr. Teresa KathleenCool Nun- Sr. JeanSome like it FAST!

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