The SVD 18th General Chapter capitulars and staff visited the SSpS Generalate Community on Sunday, 8 July 2018.  It was a joyful occasion where brothers and sisters in the Arnoldus Family had time to relax and enjoy the blessings of one another’s company in meals, songs and prayers.

The Sisters welcomed and congratulated Fr. Paulus Budi Kleden, the newly elected Superior General, and Fr. Jose Antunes Da Silva, the newly elected Vice Superior General.  Everybody gathered at the chapel, where Srs. Monika Guzmicka (Community Leader)  and Francisca Florentin Garcete (Assistant Community Leader) formally welcomed the guests, followed by the traditional cutting of cakes.  A sumptuous lunch was shared at the dining room and a number of songs were performed by some groups belonging to the same nationality or continent.

The encounter ended at the chapel with a short prayer, word of thanks from Fr. Bob Kisala (Vice Superior General), and a blessing on all the capitulars and staff by Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann (Congregational Leader).