On January 1, 2022 the International English-Speaking Novitiate in Chicago began a new and exciting adventure welcoming the novices of Europe who will be with us for their novitiate:
Angela Deasy Natalia, from Australia-New Zealand Province (ANZ) - originally from Indonesia. Deasy is a second year Novice.
Françoise, from Belgium-France-Netherlands Province (BFN) - originally from France.
Anna, from Central Europe Province (CEU) - originally from Hungary.
Katalin, from Central Europe Province (CEU) - originally from Hungary.
Alejandra, from Spain Province (ESP) - originally from Bolivia.
Anna (Panni) Csokási, CEU from Hungary will arrive January 25 to be the Assistant Novice Director.
Also, part of our community: Mary Bernstein RSCJ, Maria Cimperman, RSCJ and Ellen Collesano, RSCJ (Director of Novices), all of whom are from the United States-Canada (USC) Province.
To mark our new beginnings on New Year’s Day, we had a Zoom call with Barbara Dawson, Superior General and with their Provincials (see photo). Barbara welcomed everyone and each Provincial prayed a blessing upon the Novices, encouraging them in this new beginning:
Lynette Toohey, RSCJ Provincial of ANZ
Rita Crivelli, RSCJ Provincial of BFN
Laura Moosbrugger, RSCJ – Provincial of CEU
Núria O’Callaghan, RSCJ – Provincial of ESP
Suzanne Cooke, RSCJ – Provincial of USC
You can read all of their blessings in the PDF below: