NAIROBI, June 19, 2012 (CISA) -The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood officially opened their General Chapter with a mass celebrated by His Eminence John Cardinal Njue on June 18, 2012 at the Salesians of Don Bosco Animation Center in Karen, Nairobi.
The theme of the General Chapter, which takes place every 5 years, is ‘You Are My Witnesses in the Power of the Spirit.’
In his homily, the Cardinal advised the sisters to deepen their relationship with God so that they may always remember that they were called to mission in various parts of the world.
“In an occasion like this, you are challenged to go in depth and see you mission as a congregation and how it can be made better in order to leave a good legacy,” said Cardinal Njue.
Sr Ingeborg Müller, the General Superior of the congregation welcomed the sisters to the assembly. She said they are looking forward to reclaiming their missionary spirit and identity and establishing new missions and outreaches in areas yet to receive the Gospel.
“We are here because of internalization and how we can transform ourselves into an inter-cultural community. We want to look at what it means to form young people in the novitiate and postulancy for the task of being missionaries,” said Sr Müller.
Sr Müller hopes that by the end of the Assembly, the sisters will be renewed in heart and spirit so that they can be truthful missionaries.
There are 42 sisters from different parts of the world where the congregation works attending the Chapter.
Fr Sebastian Koladiyil concelebrated the Mass.
The General Assembly runs from June 18 until July 18.
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