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UISG Plenary Assembly 2013



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A Synod of consecrated women

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ROME - The largest and most significant International Women’s Assembly of the Catholic Church, which has been defined as the Synod of Consecrated Women, has just come to a close. Convened every three years by the International Union of Superiors General (UISG), the Plenary Assembly took place in Rome...

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Voices from Plenary Assembly

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UISG PLENARY ASSEMBLY - Here are some interviews took during the Plenary Session of the UISG May 2013

It will not be so among you (Mt 20:26)

The service of leadership according to the Gospel

 

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UISG Orientation For Mission 2013-16

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UISG - This is how it must be among you - "As women religious called to leadership, we want to live this service: As Jesus of Nazareth, the Suffering Servant, (Is. 42) who washed the feet of his disciples teaching us all the true meaning of leadership as service of others  and  who gave us the example of self-giving love...

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New UISG Board of Directors

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UISG - In the late afternoon of Thursday May 9, 2013 the group of Delegates elected the new President of the International Union of Superiors General: Sr. Carmen SAMMUT - Soeurs Missionaires de N.S. d’Afrique

With her was elected the new UISG Board of Directors.

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UISG Plenary - Video of the May 8, 2013

VIDEO - Wednesday - May 8, 2013 - the members of UISG Plenary Assembly was received by the Holy Father Francis in Paul VI Hall. A much anticipated event and particularly felt by all the participants. "What would the Church be without you? Would miss motherhood, affection, tenderness, intuition mother!"

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Pope Francis expresses gratitude for global sisters

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VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis met Wednesday with leaders of orders of Catholic sisters and nuns from around the globe, telling them that the lives of consecrated persons are a "light in the world."
"What would the church be without you?
would be missing maternity, affection, tenderness...

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UISG Plenary - Video of the May 7, 2013

VIDEO - Tuesday - May 7, 2013 - the last day of the UISG Plenary Assembly was devoted to reflection on the theme "The authority of those who suffer." Also very engaging communications on "Intercultural Leadership" and the "Religious Life in Brazil." The Eucharist, celebrated by P.José Carballo, OFM, has concluded the works...

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Authority is “be a good neighbor”

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UISG - The last day of the assembly was opened by a touching theme, which is rarely combined with authority: suffering.  The reflection in the morning circled around two questions: Is suffering an appreciated teacher?
How to understand the relation between suffering and authority?

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UISG Plenary - Video of the May 6, 2013

VIDEO - Monday May 6, 2013 the sisters had the opportunity to hear the report of the UISG President and the UISG Executive Secretary.
The topic was presented by Sr. Charlotte Sumbamanu, STNJ on "Exercising Authority in an Adult Community".

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Weavers of Communion

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UISG - Monday’s meeting dealt with the analysis of the distinctive spiritual and pedagogical qualities, which should characterize Authority, and with the identification of the criteria of a community growing in communion. Unfortunately, everyday experience shows that authority and obedience are often in conflict.

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Leadership as a healing journey

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UISG - The Assembly opened last Friday, May 3, with a look at the Second Vatican Council, highlighting how authority is above all a service in communion. The journey continued on Saturday anchoring on the Scriptures the reflections of the day and understanding deeper how sense of responsibility and unconditional love...

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Global sisters' leader: Dialogue with Vatican is key

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ROME - Attempts by the main representative group of U.S. Catholic sisters to pursue dialogue with Vatican officials could help strengthen relations between the Vatican and sisters around the world, an elected leader of some 600,000 nuns and sisters said Sunday. If the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) can effectively dialogue with...

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Vatican religious prefect: 'I was left out of LCWR finding'

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ROME - The controversial Vatican decision last year to place the main representative group of U.S. Catholic sisters under the control of bishops was made without consultation or knowledge of the Vatican office that normally deals with matters of religious life, the office’s leader said Sunday. That lack of discussion over whether to sharply...

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UISG Plenary - Video of the May 5, 2013

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VIDEO - Sunday, May 5 in the morning Sr. Pat Garvin presented her report on the subject: "Graced Companionship". In the late morning we met the Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz who celebrated the Eucharist and in the afternoon, opened the dialogue with the sisters, answering their questions...

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For a responsable service

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UISG – Washing of the feet – the meaningful gesture of Jesus at the Last Supper – is the symbolic image that led the participants to deep reflection in the second day of the UISG Plenary Assembly. The touching ritual that dramatized the gesture, prepared by Monica Brown, brought to mind to the superiors general...

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UISG Plenary - Video of the May 4, 2013

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VIDEO - The second day of the meeting opened with a biblical reflection on the service performed by those who live "according to the heart of God," as proposed by Prof. Bruna Costacurta. In the afternoon, the President dell'LCWR communications; responsible for the Vidimus Dominum and JPIC Commission ...

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Jesus modeled servant leadership

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ROME – Today was the opening of the Plenary Assembly of Superiors General.   More than 800, from 76 different countries, came to participate.  There was indeed an incredible variety of gifts, cultures, experiences, yet a common commitment to follow Christ through concrete service to humanity.

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UISG Plenary - Video of the May 3, 2013

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VIDEO - On May 3, 2013 started the Plenary Assembly of the International Union of Superiors General.

After the reception in the morning, welcome Sr. Mary Lou Wirtz and the theme of Sr. Mary John Mananzan ...

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Theme presentation

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It will not be so among you (Mt 20:26)


The service of leadership according to the Gospel

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What is a Plenary Assembly?

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UISG - The Plenary Assembly is a body for consultation, animation and reflection at an international level. It is open to all those who are members of the Union. The President convokes the Plenary Assembly every three years. The objectives of the Plenary Assembly are: the study of themes of current interest...

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