Annual Gathering

Written on: October 2, 2014

From Friday October 10 through Sunday October 12 the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart will gather in Yardley for their Annual Meeting.  Last year, 2013, the annual gathering was replaced by the Chapter of Affairs and Elections where the Sisters gather for a longer period of time to assess the status of the Congregation, where they have been and where they dream to go. During that meeting, a President and Leadership team are elected to serve for a period of five years.

During the meetings the emphasis will be on praying together and working in a spirit of prayerful, mutual respect.  Conversations will occur within the context of Contemplative Dialogue and all efforts will be made to reach consensus on the most important issues facing the Congregation. During this time Sisters will renew their commitment to the 2013 Chapter Directives and discuss how they are incorporated into their prayer, ministry and advocacy.

2013 Chapter Directives :

  • Risk relational newness with God, each other, our Church and our World
  • Embrace a contemplative stance
  • Cultivate relational integrity in all our interactions
  • Offer faithful witness as women in the Church
  • Foster cosmic awareness

We ask that you keep us in your prayers during this special time for our Congregation.

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