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Moving Forward In Hope: Key to the Future

Sister Helena - Friday, February 15, 2013

 This Year of Faith and of New Evangelization proclaimed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI is an appropriate time to think of and talk about vocation to Religious Life.  As the Universal Church enters further into the invitation of inner conversion by its members and of sharing the fruits derived from this experience to others, Religious Life is in the same way confronted by the invitation to self-examination, conversion and transformation, aimed at meeting the changing needs of the times.  In 2009, the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) sponsored an in depth study of the current state of Religious Life in the United States.  The study yielded statistical information which became known as the CARA (Center for Applied Research in Apostolate) Study. The Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm conducted a workshop at St. Teresa’s Motherhouse on February 14, 2013 aimed at bringing the results of this study to the Congregation at large.  The program was designed to be part of a larger strategic plan to promote a climate of awareness and members participation in the challenging task of vocation work.  The all-day workshop is the first of many same meetings which will be held in the local houses of the Congregation.  The ultimate goal is to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the present and to develop best practices which will carry us on to the future- new memberships, renewed commitment to God, one’s religious community and  Ministry. We are grateful to have as presenters Holy Cross Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C, and Sister Jeanne Gocha, C.S.J.

Sisters gathering for the "Moving In Hope" workshop.

  Words of Introduction and Welcome from Mother Mark Louis Anne, Superior General

   Brother Jonathan Beebe, C.S.C, was Presenter.

  Sister Jeanne Gocha, C.S.J, was Presenter.  

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