Later this month, our Sisters who minister throughout the region and in nine states will gather here in Baden for two weeks for what we call Chapter.
Chapter, a deeply spiritual gathering, is convened by all communities of Catholic sisters at prescribed intervals of time. We are approaching the end of our five-year cycle. It is a very sacred time for us. We pray for guidance. We assess our lives and work. We discuss challenges. We explore possibilities for how we might continue our mission of loving God and neighbor into the future.
Chapter 2018 will take place from June 27 through July 6 at our Motherhouse. From this time together, we set goals for the next five years and elect new members of the Leadership Team. You may know our current Leadership Team of Sister Mary Pellegrino, Sister Sharon Costello, Sister Diane Cauley and Sister Barbara Czyrnik.
With a steering committee, we began planning for Chapter at least a year ago and, shortly thereafter, selected our logo and theme of “Radiate Hope,” which is depicted by the graphic on this page. The theme serves as an inspiration for our Sisters as we move through Chapter and the next five years. Most importantly, we will to continue to radiate hope for our dear neighbors, especially the poor and most vulnerable in our neighborhoods.
As we enter into Chapter, we would be grateful to you for your prayers so that we are enlightened and renewed by the Holy Spirit. Thank you and God bless you and your loved ones.