Category: sessions

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Recalling the past and envisioning the future

The past two days were spent for our “Green Pasture Review”. It was a time to reflect upon the three weeks of the Seminar, gather our learnings, draw conclusions, and plan for some action steps to be implement in our respective provinces and regions. Before going through the evaluation process,...

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Discernment and Accompaniment

Still with the joy from yesterday’s outing in our hearts and faces, we got back to work today. In the first part of the morning, we continued our sharing on Discernment with Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann.  Sr. Miriam Altenhofen followed with a session on Accompaniment that lasted until the afternoon....

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Human Sexuality and Psycho-Sexual Development

For the past two days, we took time to reflect and share on the issue of sexuality. Again, we were blessed to have one of our group participants as the resource person: Sr. Milagros Sandoval from the Philippines South. She shared with us from her rich experience in accompaniment both...

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Interculturality

It is all around us and none of us is unaffected by it: culture. Two and a half days, from Thursday to Saturday noon time, we took time for this important and central issue, especially for us as an intercultural congregation. Our sisters Adriana Milmanda (Argentina South), who is also...

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Discernment

Today was all about an everyday issue: discernment. As our resource person, we were blessed to have Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann. While she shared with us from her broad experience as a congregational leader and former formator, she also invited us to draw from our own experiences and resources. Discernment...

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Religious Life, the Vows, and Mission

One of our own, Sr. Simona Anthony, participant from India South, was our very much appreciated resource person in these last two days. She is well known in India and often requested for classes in different levels of formation, not only in our own but in other congregations as well....

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Technology and Social Media in the SSpS

Today’s morning session was dedicated to “Technology and Social Media in the SSpS – A continuing journey of discovery and adventure”.  Sr. Marides Santos, head of the communication office in Rome, gave us a broad and stunning introduction into the world of Information Technology. It was significant, though, that she...

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The Youth of Today

Who is the youth of today? In which context do today’s young people live? What are the crucial issues in working with the youth? And how does it affect our approach in formation? These were some of today’s basic questions. We explored them not only in reflection, but especially in...

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Jesus the Model Companion

During the past two days we were privileged to journey with Fr. Lukas Jua SVD, provincial superior of the province of Flores-Ende. Fr. Lukas, a bible expert, generously shared with us his rich knowledge of and love for the Scriptures, as we explored together the theme of “formation as companionship”...

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Companioning towards Communion

As we came together for our session this morning, we were invited to share our learnings and insights from yesterday. However, what came up instead were questions; questions evoked by our sharing on best practices and experiences in the different levels of formation all over the globe. By this time,...