From 10th -16th July the annual meeting of the Provincial Councils of the six Provinces of the Religious of the Assumption met in London.
Many sisters were able to come a few days early, either to visit our Newcastle community or to visit various places in London, including our Wanstead and St Catherine's communities.
This was a wonderful opportunity to get to know one another better, and to share many beautiful places with our sisters from abroad.
We were particularly enriched by the presence of the sisters from the newly established Province of France Notre Dame.
At the meeting we discussed the concrete steps to be taken as we move together towards creating a Province of Europe.
Please keep us all in your prayers at this important time for our congregation.
A short video of the European councils of the Religious of the Assumption singing during vespers in St Mary's University Chapel, Twickenham:
As we continue the Creationtide journey through these weeks up to the 4th October, the Assumption Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Team brings you some news and inspiration.
The English pilgrims had an inspiring and moving experience during the Bicentenary pilgrimage to France 16-26 August 2017.
The Creationtide season runs from 1 September until 4 October, the feast of St Francis every year. We are called to pay special attention to the responsibility of humanity for the Earth and for all that lives upon it.
A special message for this wonderful feast day from Sr Martine & the General Council of the Religious of the Assumption