Daughters of Charity prepare for international elections

by | May 5, 2015 | Daughters of Charity, News

dc-featured-newsThe General Assembly of the Daughters of Charity  takes place every six years, lasts for 5 weeks, and gathers together 149 Sisters, coming from 94 different countries.Following a week of retreat, from May 5 to 13, the members of the Assembly will enter into reflection on the principle theme ‘The Boldness of Charity for a New Missionary Momentum.’How best to respond to the calls of those who suffer from the scandal of poverty and modernslaveries?

  • How to improve and unify spiritual, fraternal and missionary life?
  • How to renew the joy of being given totally to the Lord?

In the days prior to June 12 they will go further into, discern and develop guidelines for the next 6 years.

The material from this post is take from their international website… www.filles-de-la-charite.org


On May 5-13, the Retreat before the Assembly will take place in the Motherhouse. Below you can read on which themes our Sisters will meditate during these “spiritual excercises”. This will surely help us join them in our hearts and prayer.

Conference introducing the retreat – Tuesday, May 5 (evening)

  • For a new missionary momentum, welcome the Gospel!

“Nothing pleases me except in Jesus Christ.” (Abelly, Book I, p. 103)

Wednesday, May 6

  • For a new missionary momentum, set off down the path of the Beatitudes!(Mt 5:1-12)

“Where there’s simplicity, there God is also found.” (Saint Vincent, CCD XI, p. 40)

Thursday, May 7

  • For a new missionary momentum, receive the Holy Spirit! (Jn 20:19-23; Jn 16:12-15)

“Charity… is a fire that’s constantly active.” (Saint Vincent, CCD XI, p. 203)

Friday, May 8

  • For a new missionary momentum, remain with Jesus! (Jn 1:35-42)

“Such is my belief and such is my experience.” (Saint Vincent, CCD II, p. 316)

Saturday, May 9

  • For a new missionary momentum, honor Mary! (Lk 1:26-38)

“Pray earnestly to the Blessed Virgin, that she may be your only Mother.” (Saint Louise,Spiritual Writings, p. 825)

Sunday, May 10

  • For a new missionary momentum, care for persons living in poverty! (Mt 25:31-40)

“You must look on poor persons as your masters.” (Saint Vincent, CCD X, p. 545)

Monday, May 11

  • For a new missionary momentum, pray as Jesus taught us! (Mt 6:5-15)

“Meditation is a sermon we preach to ourselves.” (Saint Vincent, CCD XI, p. 76)

Tuesday, May 12

  • For a new missionary momentum, evangelize like Jesus! (Lk 10:25-37)

“Our vocation is a continuation of His.” (Saint Vincent, CCD XII, p. 71)


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