Come, let us get together and pass on hope!
This SAIL, made up of many fabrics, symbolizes that we form one family, the family of the Presentation of Mary.
of the diversity of our cultures
and our own personal stories
that, once gathered by Christ,
form a harmonious and solid whole.
of the gifts of the Spirit that we have received
and that we are called to share with others
as delicious fruit.
of the work of our hands and our hearts
to be continued in the ordinariness of our days,
in the patience of threads
to unknot and reconnect,
thus creating a beautiful weaving.
of the diversity of the challenges
that we have identified
and that we will be called to face
during the next six years
as Sisters of the Presentation of Mary.
Like the sail, filled with wind, allows the boat to move forward,
let us allow the Spirit to guide us and lead us
as we sail out to the deep
in the Ocean of the love of God,
towards horizons not yet explored.
Mother Maria Dos Anjos Alves, pm
Report of the 28th General Chapter
The experience of a time of International Renewal is part of the formation program of our temporary professed sisters. This renewal experience is offered at the most favorable time for each one. D69
This International Renewal, which takes place at the General House in Castel Gandolfo, is a yearly formation program organized by the Superior General and her Council for the temporary professed sisters who are preparing for their perpetual profession. The program, which lasts almost three months, allows the sisters to experience:
- living at the heart of the Church and at the heart of the Congregation, ROME
- rereading their lived experience in the light of the Gospel and our Rule of Life
- deepening the internationality of our Congregation
- making a pilgrimage to our SOURCES: Montpezat, Thueyts and Bourg St Andéol, FRANCE
LET US COME TOGETHER
We are together to help one another grow, day by day, in the holiness of our vocation, by a constant renewing of our mind and a generous fidelity to our commitments. C6
On March 2, 2019, seven sisters of Temporary Vows arrived in the General House for a time of Spiritual Renewal. This is an annual formation program of the Congregation for the Sisters preparing for Perpetual Vows.
In the absence of Mother Maria dos Anjos, her assistant had welcomed all the sisters in her name:
In the name of our Mother :
I wish you a wonderful time of working together. Together, we will help one another to live this time with much love, mutual help and trust. We are together because of Jesus Christ…and in the Holy Spirit, we form a fraternal community. We are together to help one another. (C6) May the joy of Christ accompany you.
BIENVENIDA … WELCOME…BEM-VINDA … BIENVENUE ! In other words: Be at HOME!