15 June

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Happy Birthday to Our Congregation!

«We still have a great story to tell…. The word that best characterizes the Daughters of St. Paul is: Onward!»With these words, Sr. M. Antonieta Bruscato, Superior General, opened our first day of work-a very special day because 15 June 2011 is the 96th birthday of our Congregation. Our sisters of Korea helped us solemnize this anniversary by means of a special power point prayer centered on the Beatitudes of the Daughters of St. Paul.

Today we “prepared the ground” for the coming days. Sr. Battistina Capalbo, our facilitator, capsulized the redesigning journey carried out by our Institute up to this point, underscoring that the Continental Meetings for the Apostolate-Administration must be situated within the framework of the redesigning process and that their purpose is the progressive realization of a Global Apostolic Project that will help us carry out our apostolic activities more effectively.

Sr. M. Antonieta’s talk, which everyone was looking forward to, sought to answer several questions, namely: How have the Daughters of St. Paul lived their mission in the nearly 100 years of our Congregation’s existence? Has there been an evolution in the way we think about the Pauline apostolate and carry it out? What are the unchangeable foundations of our mission? What are the deepest motivations of our apostolic vocation? Toward what future is contemporary communications urging our mission?

The participants, on their part, raised several more questions in the exchange of ideas with the Superior General that followed the talk.

So now the foundation has been laid. Today we examined our situation; tomorrow we will reflect more deeply on the theme of our meeting: Imbued with the Word, we trace out new paths for our mission.

Thank you, sisters, for the many messages and the promise of prayers that you have been sending us via our web site. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

We feel you present among us and we count on your affectionate solidarity with our work.

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