Regional Newsletter – July 2015

women of the word embracing lifeThe July 2015 edition of Marist Sisters: Region of Asia-Pacific Newsletter gives an account of the General Chapter of the Marist Sisters which took place in Rome during the month of April.  It was at the Chapter that Sr Grace Ellul, formerly Regional Leader of Asia-Pacific, was elected Superior General and Sr Vivienne Goldstein, former Regional Councillor in Asia-Pacific, was elected to be one of three General Councillors. Srs Grace & Vivienne have now taken up residence in Rome.

A significant outcome of the General Chapter is that the Marist Sisters will no longer be shaped into Regions (with country groups organised under a Regional Leadership Team). Instead the Sisters within each country have the opportunity to design together a plan for life and mission best suited to their local circumstances. Thus, we will be a Congregation of thirteen units each with its own leader. Consequently the July 2015 Regional Newsletter will be the final Newsletter from the Region of Asia-Pacific. The General Team – leader, three councillors and bursar – will continue to serve the whole.

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Regional Newsletter No 2, 2014

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The Year of Consecrated Life which began on 30th November invites all who have consecrated their lives to God “to look to the past with gratitude, to live the present with passion and to embrace the future with hope.” (From the Vatican, 21 November 2014, Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary).  The latest Marist Sisters: Region of Asia-Pacific Newsletter gives an indication of how the Marist Sisters are living this challenge.  Download a copy of the newsletter here.

Regional Newsletter No 1, 2014

BlueCongregationalCross-facebook.jpgIn a recently released issue of the Marist Sisters in Asia-Pacific Newsletter you can read about the work of the sisters with the homeless, those exploited, those recovering from trauma and those who are seeking God in their lives.  There is also a report on the events in Waitaruke, New Zealand, to acknowledge eighty-six years of service by the Marist Sisters.

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Regional Newsletter No. 2, 2013

It has been a great joy to welcome to Sydney sisters from throughout our congregation who are in temporary profession.  Meet the sisters in the latest Asia-Pacific Regional Newsletter.  You can also read of the 175th  anniversary celebrations of the arrival of Bishop Pompallier and the first Marist in New Zealand, Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Lami, Fiji and the typhoon in the Philippines.

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Regional Newsletter No 1, 2013

The latest issue of the Marist Sisters in Asia-Pacific Newsletter can now be downloaded.  This issues highlights the ministry of Marist Sisters in Fijian schools, outreach to the homeless, the sick and outback areas of Australia, social work ministry in New Zealand and ministry to prisoners and street kids in the Philippines.  Sisters celebrating jubilees in 2013 are also listed in the newsletter.  Download your copy here.