From July 15 to August 10, the Sisters of the Catholic Apostolate CSAC (Roman Pallottines) had their XXVI General Chapter under the theme: From the Cenacle to the world: Transformed by Jesus, “new wine”, we respond to the call of the Church by creating “new wineskins”, growing in fraternal relations and in prophetic witness.
One of the most important events of the Chapter was the election of a new General Administration, which consists:
Sr. Ivete Garlet - Superior General (Brazil)
Sr. Venicia Meurer - Vicar (Brazil)
Sr. Stella Marotta (Italy)
Sr. Liga Thottakath (India)
Sr. Helena Marquez Pimenta (Brazil)
From August 17 to 20, 2019 the "Bridge of Unity" Commission met for the second time. The members of the Commission are the two Superiors General of the Roman Pallottine Sisters (CSAC) and of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters (SAC), as well as three other Sisters from each Congregation. The meeting took place at the Generalate of the Pallottine Sisters CSAC in Rome.
Belize is an independent and sovereign country located on the north eastern coast of Central America. It is bordered on the northwest by Mexico, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by Guatemala. The rolling blue waters of the Caribbean, wash over and refines the tiny pearls of glittering sands on the seashore of the nation of Belize.
From June 29 to 22 July, 2019 Sr. Josephina D’Souza, Vicar General, held an official Visitation to the communities in different districts of the Country. She visited the familiar and not too familiar grounds which she walked thirty years ago while she was in formation to be a Pallottine Missionary Sister.
Our St. Mary's Pallottine Community, Huntington, as well as all of our USA communities, had been preparing for Sr. Izabela Swierad, Superior General’s visit for weeks. The lovely prayer composed by Sr. Francesca Lowis was prayed daily by the Community, until her arrival. We were expecting Sr. Izabela to arrive on Sunday, July 14th. However she surprised us by coming one day earlier. Sr. Mary Grace Barile, our Provincial Superior accompanied her from Buckhannon. Our small Community (Srs. Mary Terence Wall, Elisabeth Heptner, Angela Madera, and Joanne Obrochta) greeted her at our supper meal. It was a great joy to see her again.