In the Guidelines of the recent Provincial Chapter, precisely in the area dedicated to "Formative and Apostolic Choices" there is a strong incentive to acquire our missionary identity better, according to the charism and to make more visible our "being mission" committing ourselves with greater openness to youth-vocational ministry.
The Provincial Council has drawn up a guide document with the fundamental elements proper to this apostolic activity in order to support a unitary formative journey of communion and mission.
It was necessary to present it to the superiors of all the communities and to the representatives for the pastoral care of vocations. As the Covid emergency has not yet been overcome, it was imperative to opt for online meetings, then important results because they favoured the participation of all the sisters who wanted it and, with pleasure and surprise, we noted an almost total active participation, lively and meaningful.
The first of a series of five meetings took place on 12 February and the last ended on 18 June.
In her letter of convocation of the last meeting the provincial superior expressed herself in this way "I await many of you will participate! For me it is always a reason for growth in hope, to meet and grow in the search for good and beauty to become more and more women consecrated to the Lord in the fraternity and with the fraternity ".
Each meeting was seriously prepared to present the guiding document that contains the fundamental elements that characterize the apostolic activity of the pastoral care of vocations.
Thanks to the technology and the time well studied in the respect of the time zones, all the sisters have had the opportunity to participate, even the most distant geographically, Philippines and Albania, and it has created a beautiful fraternal atmosphere that has pervaded the conversations and the sharing.
After each meeting, the provincial superior sent to all a trace of questions pertinent to the articles discussed with the exhortation to make an introspective and spiritual personal journey with the value of verification that accompanied us in a community sharing where it has been desired and made possible.
The online sharing with all the connected sisters has enriched us with reflections, with openness of mind and heart to the Lord who has accompanied us throughout the journey.
And now we must remain open to the Spirit to welcome with novelty what He wants us to understand in order to assume ever better, today, our being mission and take care of life lived as a vocation.