Previous General Assemblies allow our Congregation an opportunity to discern, discuss and gather in fellowship.
It is a common occurrence throughout the world of institutions, communities and governing bodies or groups trying to maintain a vision and a mission to meet and talk, share ideas and concerns, to evaluate, update and execute new plans of action. We are not any different.
For over a year now, we have been doing some information gathering and sharing and group processing, looking at who we have been, who we are and who we believe God is calling us to be in the future, all the while keeping in mind our prophetic witness of God’s love in the church and the world.
All of us Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration will gather at our Clyde, Mo, monastery the end of this week for several days of discussion and decision-making in this ongoing process.
We have fervently prayed for openness to God’s will and the guidance of the Spirit. We have spent time each Sunday in communal adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Now we will see the signs and know the fruitfulness of our preparations and prayers.
We humbly ask for prayers as we enter more deeply into this discernment time. Help support our perseverance and courage to take the steps necessary to fulfill God’s mission for us, the church and the world. As always, we desire to know and do the will of God, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.
With joyful hearts we thank you.