Province Assembly 2010

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"Gimmie an I!" Sisters on the vocation/formation team invite the assembly to "join the movement" of growing the Community of St. Joseph. Click here for more photos of the event.

On July 29, 30 and 31 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Associates came together for the annual province assembly designed to deepen relationships and focus on mission.

On July 29 nearly 150 sisters gathered at the St. Louis province motherhouse for a day of reflection on the consecrated life. The purpose of this event was to reflect together on their 8,000 years of collective experience of living religious life. The day included a presentation on the theology of religious life today, and personal testimonies of sisters of different ages and experiences as well as plenty of time for personal reflection and group sharing.  The sisters valued the renewed joy and enthusiasm for their life as Sisters of St. Joseph.

The full assembly officially began on July 30 where sisters and associates gathered at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in South St. Louis County for a day-long workshop presented by Pace e Bene. This workshop kicked off a year-long province focus on peace building. Ken Butigan, workshop facilitator, guided the assembly to recognize how the Sisters of St. Joseph are embracing a culture of nonviolence and shared some tools and techniques to help the community continue on this journey.

Assembly continued at St. Margaret Mary on July 31 as the province leaders led the assembly in visioning conversations through the lenses  of bifocals (past), binoculars (present) and future (telescope). Committee reports shared the good news of the work that is being done in our ministries and programs.

The day concluded with a journey to the newly completed Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet plot at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis for a blessing ceremony. Read more.

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