The 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.
Download a copy of the Regional Newsletter here.