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December: Rome, Generalate

* Sr. Veronica Yong, SPC
from Seoul Province, gave a two-day Advent Conference on "Christe Redemptor Omnium." This was followed by a short-concert at the Chapter Room. Sr. Veronica played the violin and Sr. Helena Nam from Daegu Province played the keyboard synthesizer.
See photos...

November:  Rome, Generalate

* November Visitors in the Generalate:
   Bishop Miguel Angel Olaverri Arroniz, S.D.B.,
Bishop of Pointe-Noire (Congo-Brazzaville)

* Faculty Personnel in France together with some of our sisters,
   Sr.  Monique Francoise - Provincial Superior of France and
   Sr. Rowena,
who accompanied them came to visit the Generalate as
   part of their pilgrimage stop-over here in Rome.
   See photos and video1, video 2

Father Jonas Barbosa da Silva of Campinas, Brazil

October:  Prayers for  Haiti

*  Please read the message of Mother General.

October: Rome, Generalate

* The two (2) brothers of Mother General,
who are Benedictine monks assigned in South Korea and USA respectively as well as Fr. Sébastien, priest in Chartres visited the Generalate.  See photos

September:  Rome, Generalate

*  Congratulations
to the newly elected General Council: Mother Maria Goretti LEE - Superior General, Sr. Emily Louise del CASTILLO - 1st Asst. General, Sr. Hélène LE MAHIEU -2nd Asst. General, Sr. Marie TRAN Khen - 3rd Asst. General and Sr. Gérard de la Miséricorde VENTURA - 4th Asst. General.

*  The 48th General Chapter whose theme: pray, witness, proclaim
will be held at the SPC Generalate in Rome from September 5 to 28, 2019.  There are 80 chapter delegates from 25 provinces, districts and regions.    See photos ...

July:  Seoul, South Korea

*    Sr. Agatha Rita (Young Ryeol) KIM of Seoul Province received the Order of National Merit (Seogryu Medal) from the Korean Government
on July 11, 2019. On the 8th anniversary of Population Day in Korea, the Korean Government gave the Seogryu Medals to those who gave an exemplary contribution to dealing with the problem of the low birthrate and aging. Sr. Agatha Rita was highly esteemed for her devotion in caring for the abandoned children.

She worked at the Department of Public Welfare Service in St. Paul Hospital for eight years helping young unmarried mothers who had no means to support their children and a guidance counselor to children at Solsem Nawoori Center for six years.  She is also a prime mover at WE CAN Center for the rehabilitation of the disabled for 2 years.

From 2017 to present, Sr. Agatha Rita KIM is taking care of children who are abused by their family at the child Counseling Therapy Center.
                                                                           See photos

May: Rome

* Sr. Madeleine NGUYEN THI Mot defended her Doctoral Dissertation

Sr. Madeleine Nguyen Thi Mot defended her doctoral dissertation entitled: "Christocentric and Pneumatological Spirituality of St. Paul, Exegetical-Theological Study in the Light of 1 Corinthians 6:11" at Angelicum Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome  last May 27, 2019. She belongs to Danang, Vietnam Province.    See photos...

* Mother General attended UISG Assembly

Mother Ma. Goretti Lee attended the International Union of  Superiors General (UISG) Assembly held in Rome from May 6 to 10 which was participated in by more than 820 Superior Generals  from 80 countries all over the world. The theme of the assembly was "Sowers of Prophetic Hope."              See photos ...

April:  Rome

Newly Appointed District Superiors

The newly appointed District Superiors are Sr. Bernadette-Souzanne NGA, District Superior of Cameroon and Sr. Stephanie-Clotilde GOLEMBA, District Superior of Republic of Central Africa.  They had their intensive In-service Formation Program in the Generalate from  April 23 to 30, 2019.  This was given by the General Administration headed by Mother Ma. Goretti, Superior General.  See photos...

*   Re-appointed Major Superiors

The following major Superiors are re-appointed for second term:

Sr. Lugarda SEO - Provincial Superior, DAEGU, SK

Sr. Joanna Marie CHEUNG - Provincial Superior, HONGKONG

Sr. Lilia Therese TOLENTINO - Provincial Superior, PHILIPPINES

   Sr. Marie Paul CEZAR - District Superior, HAITI

April:  Philippines

* Prayers for our Sisters in the Philippines

Please keep our Sisters in the Philippines uppermost in your prayers these days after 2 strong earthquakes hit the country on Monday and Tuesday.  Our Sisters are safe although we cannot yet ascertain the extent of the damage in our local communities and institutions in Zambales and in the provinces around the Metro Manila area.

Let us pray that those who are directly affected remain resilient in the face of this recent calamity and may their most immediate needs be properly addressed through the united efforts of the local churches and the government.

March:  Rome

* The Bishops of Kazakhstan visit SPC Generalate

Kazakhstan bishops visit the Generalate after their ad limina in Rome.  They are Bishop Athanasius Schneider, O.R.C.,  Auxiliary Bishop of Maria Santissima in Astana, Bishop José Luís Mumbiela Sierra, Bishop of Santissima Trinità in Almaty and Archbishop Tomasz Bernard Peta, Archbishop of Maria Santissima in Astana.  See photos

Archb. Paul Richard Gallagher gave the Lenten Recollection

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State was the speaker for the March Recollection in the Generalate.  His conference was centered on his reflections of the "the Mission of the Church in the World Today.   
                                See photos

February:  Rome

* 3 SPC young sisters joined the Programme for the Preparation of Formators in Rome

The International Union of Superiors General (UISG) offers a Formation of Formators Programme which runs from February 4 to June 28, 2019 in response to the need for the training of Sisters in formation ministry. 

This is participated in by 33 Sisters from 23 religious congregations in 25 countries of different ages and cultures. The sisters from our congregation joining this program are Sr. Nelly SURIYAP (Thailand), Sr. Anna WANG (China) and Sr. Donna Belle CADIGAL (Philippines).  The 5-month-long program explores the various dimensions of religious life: human development, religious vows, prayer, mission, interculturality, challenges in religious life and others.  See photos


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Dear Sisters,

“And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain, and your faith is in vain.” 
                                               (1 Cor 15:15)

With these words from our patron St. Paul, I wish you an Easter full of hope and joy!                  
Canonical Visits of Mother General and Assistants
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Danang, Vietnam
Republic of Central Africa
Daegu, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea Part I
Seoul, South Korea Part II
Japan - Communities
Japan - Schools
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