MEETING OF SISTERS OF THE “BEST AGE”
Poland, Czestochowa, (16-18 June 2015)
This meeting which was held from 16 to 18 June 2015 at Czestochowa was the fourth meeting for Sisters of the “best age”. This year the programme reflected on the question: «God is love and calls us to love."
Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 09:34
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović visits a kindergarten
Our Izak, a boy in the kindergarten “St. Angela Merici” in Zagreb, likes president Kolinda very much. Therefore, he wished for her to come to his kindergarten birthday party...and we all know sometimes wishes come true... so Izak wrote an invitation card and sent it to the President's Office. To his great joy and to our surprise, the President accepted the invitation. What a nice gesture!
The President gave Izak a big teddy bear and a lot of sweets and fruit for our kindergarten. We also gave her a present. It was a picture that presents a big heart-shaped balloon (because of our motto “ Be bound to one another by the bond of love”) made of buttons, where each button represents a child. This balloon holds up a house (which represents our kindergarten) with our motto displayed on its roof. According to the reliable sources, the President liked the picture very much.
The visit also included many small talks, flowers, children's works, picture books… but what's most important is that one boy's heart has grown bigger because it was filled with joy.
Our dear President also visited our community. The visit was short (just a few minutes long) but still long enough to make a hearty and pleasant talk. The President was glad to hear that we had prayed for her to become a president. Even today, we fast and pray for her in our community. Also, she became familiar with our charisma which this community lives through the apostolate in the kindergarten “St. Angela Merici”.
At the end, the President tasted the finest delicacies of our s. Vjera, who had been preparing them from the early morning. S. Vjera had also made honey hearts that the President was given as a gift.
We are grateful to God for giving our country such a goodhearted, clever, and beautiful president who is also a believer. And at last, we are grateful to God for giving us the honor of being with her and spending some time with her in our home.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 July 2015 11:28
The Ursulines of the Canadian Union have composed a novena as a preparation to the Feast of Mary of the Incarnation. It is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Many thanks to the author and translators.
Les Ursulines de l’Union canadienne ont composé une neuvaine en préparation à la fête de Sainte Marie de l’Incarnation. Elle est disponible en anglais, français, allemand, italien et espagnol.
Sincères remerciements à l’auteur et aux traducteurs.
Novena to St. Mary of Incarnation:
Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 07:04
To mark the Year of Consecrated Life, the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life headed by H.E. João Braz Card. de Avis, invited formators from around the world to a meeting in Rome from 7th -11th April. The group numbered 1200 and fourteen Ursulines from eight provinces were among them. There were also two Ursuline sisters from India who joined our group.
The Programme as shown below was comprehensive. It was a rich experience, not only because of what we heard, but also what we experienced at discussion tables and during breaks and meal times. We were able to share freely with sisters and brothers from many and varied countries.
Program Year of Consecrated Life - Rome, 7-11 April 2015 - click here
On Saturday morning we attended mass in St Peter’s celebrated by Cardinal de Aviz followed by an audience with Pope Francis.
The following day we Ursulines met with members of the General Council to process and share what we had heard, what challenged us, what were practical issues for us and how we as Ursulines need to follow up on this experience.
If anyone is interested in reading material from this meeting, it will appear on the web-site
From left to right:
Sr Teresa Ku (Taiwan), Sr Natalia Zdunek (Poland),
Sr Therese Chen (Taiwan), Sr. Jossy (India),
Sr Bernadette Diouf (Senegal), Sr Marija Meserko (Slovenia),
Sr Stella Kałas (Poland), Sr Magdalena Ciuttiová (Slovakia),
Sr Božena Kutnar (Slovenia), Sr Issey (India),
Sr Tatjana Car (Slovenia), Sr Reinilda Wuga (Indonesia),
Sr Elza Maria Costa da Sousa (Brazil), Sr Hersin Jenuk (Indonesia),Sr Anka Kogelnik (Slovenia), Sr Mel Williams (Australia).
From left to right:
Sr Bernadette Diouf (Senegal), Sr Jossy (India),
Sr Therese Chen (Taiwan), Sr Teresa Ku (Taiwan),
Sr Elza Maria Costa da Sousa (Brazil), Sr Marija Meserko (Slovenia),
Sr Anka Kogelnik (Slovenia), Sr Tatjana Car (Slovenia),
Sr Natalia Zdunek (Poland), Sr Issey (India),
Sr Božena Kutnar (Slovenia), Sr Magdalena Ciuttiová (Slovakia),
Sr Hersin Jenuk (Indonesia), Sr Stella Kałas (Poland),
Sr Mel Williams (Australia).
Sr Mel Williams
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:32