Interculturation and Digital
Issues of the Extended Council
At the Pilgrims centre in via V. Ambrosio-Roma, the Extended Council meeting took off. This is an organ of consultation and exchange, but also a moment of verification, formation and research together.
It is formed by the Prioress General with her Council, the prior provincials, the delegates. In order for the participation to be wider, a representative from the communities of Uganda and a representative from the communities of Tamai and Petrovče are present together with the General animation team. The prior provincials and the delegates are accompanied by a sister of their respective councils.
"That this welcomes the difference, this accepts the cultural modality of another people, this recognizes a faith present even where we can not be, enlighten us these days and make us open and available to all, until we change our minds and decisions, as Jesus did in his welcoming Canaanite" (from the Prioress general’s greeting).
Hence the slogan of the meeting: "Woman, Great is your faith... The courage to include".
We spent the first two days sharing the experiences of the various realities about what we had indicated in the General Chapter of 2015: We could see the journey accomplished, the lights that have enlightened it and the difficulty that have slowed it down. The desire to know and to share is so much and opens us confidently to a future full of hope.