The next General Chapter of the Religious of the Assumption takes place in Lourdes 20th June - 20th July 2018.
Delegates from all over the world are gathering in the Assumption Centre in Lourdes for the month-long meetings and exchanges from all the provinces of the Religious of the Assumption. The Centre (www.assomption-lourdes.com) is just a few minutes from the Shrine and Grotto.
Sisters Patricia and Cathy, together with Assumption Volunteer coordinator Helen from England, have arrived to Lourdes where the meetings commence tomorrow. The sisters are busy preparing for the month-long Chapter and setting up the display introducing the Province of England.
Please keep the sisters in your prayer as they discern together the Lord's call for the Congregation!
To follow the news about the Chapter visit the website: https://cg2018.assumpta.org/
Impelled by the Spirit. Represented by the two open hands, a large one, with a small one inside, symbolizing the doing of God in our doings.
Let us risk being at the frontiers. Illustrated by the cross without limits that crosses the earth.
At the service of life. Expressed by the boat of the Church-Congregation sailing the multicolored wave at the dawn of a new chapter in our history, always with Mary, the morning star.
Love never says enough. The rainbow is the symbol of the Covenant that God continues making with us. His love sustains and impells us.
On Saturday 4th May Sr Marie Asterie celebrated her Golden Jubilee of religious life; 50 years of God's fidelity to her and hers to Him.
180 years ago St Marie Eugenie and the first sisters began the first community of Religious of the Assumption
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