At the meeting, they reflected on their own experiences, the hopes and the desires of our newer members, and our changing demographics for the future. Rooting themselves in our Constitutions, formation documents, and Life Unfolding, Offering the Gift, they shared some possible “new models” for the future which take into consideration regions, cultures, and the people who are joining us.
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International Finance Commission Meeting
The International Finance Commission met at the Mother House on 20-24 May.
During their meeting, they focused on the decision of General Chapter 2016 to share our resources, especially our financial resources, in order to sustain our life and mission for the future.
They also met with the Dream Catchers Team, reflecting with them on the Society’s responses to the sharing of resources.
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Dream Catchers Team Meeting
The Dream Catchers Team met at the Mother House on 20-24 May.
They gathered together and reflected on about 300 responses from different groups across the Society of the Sacred Heart. In dialogue with the Central Team, they are now in the process of preparing the report that they will send out at a later time.
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New Provincials Workshop
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European Regional Meeting
The 35 participants met to explore together what is life-giving and life-draining in our RSCJ context in Europe, and how the European provinces saw the future of the European region.
They identified some key areas that they would like to move forward in the future life of the region. They also clarified who would be responsible for taking these suggestions forward and how it might be done.
In addition to hard work, there was plenty of time for relaxing and dancing and connecting again with old friends.