A privileged time....
The Province Chapter is a privileged time in the history of a province. Through dialogue and prayer the chapter assesses the life of the province, renews its fidelity to the charism, and plans for the future. It calls each sister to openness, conversion and greater zeal so that the unique gift of Christ, the Shepherd, may overflow into the Church and the world. (Constitution 96)
As part of the chapter process, Pre-Chapter meetings provide space and time for deep listening to oneself and to each other on the realities of today and the priorities for the future. Pre-Chapter meetings provide the opportunity for lay partners-in-mission to contribute to the Province Chapter. This process acknowledges that sisters and partners-in-mission are together co-responsible for the effectiveness and sustainability of Good Shepherd Mission into the future.
The Province of Northeast Asia was the first in the Asia Pacific region to hold its Chapter from 10 – 18 October, 2019 based on the theme “Drawn by Love, Called to See Deeply, Respond Boldly.”
The Chapter was held in Chuncheon, South Korea and delegates from South Korea, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong participated. Special guests received a warm welcome: Sister Ellen Kelly (Congregational Leader) and Sisters Hanan Youssef and Jude Ellen Golumbieski (Congregational Leadership Team). Sister Anne Dalton and Ms Theresa Symons facilitated the Chapter. (See photograph above)
Sister Marie Stella Rhee was elected Province Leader of the Province of Northeast Asia. Link to Stella's profile and photo.
Click here - Sister Marie Stella Heeyun Rhee