The Brazilian province elected a new board on July 3rd.
The provincial superior is Sr Paula Frassinetti de Azevedo Soares. She is supported in her duties by Sr Dalva Carlos de Morais (deputy provincial) and Sr. Joérica Kátia Melo.
From June 30 up to July 4 the Brazilian Province is getting ready to experience a new chapter, which will address the following theme: Going beyond what we are: in faith and charity through mercy.
Motto: Deny yourself and follow me. Luke 9:23
It is time for assessment, weighing, evaluation; time to renew our faith and hope, and time to realize - together - how important and necessary our mission as Sisters of Charity of Mother of Mercy is and, particularly, to realize to what extent the neighbourhoods and communities where we live need the loving Presence of God. Love that is also justice, struggle, search for dignity and rights. During this Chapter, we intent to renew our desire to be the presence of God’s merciful love in the daily struggle of those who suffer the most, those who are excluded and abandoned, and those who are on the margin of our society. We ask all Sisters, Friends and Associates to pray for us, that we may be sensitive to what God asks from us, and that we may have the courage to do what is asked of us.
The opening of the Brazilian Provincial Chapter
Last night, June 30, the province of Brazil began its provincial chapter. With the Eucharistic celebration presided by Father Jean, OFM, the opening was made.
Also with the presence and participation of four associate members.