Opening of the Renewal Programme (Joigny ~ 5th November 2019)

“Yahweh your God is here with you.
He will rejoice over you with happy song,
he will renew you by his love” (Zeph 3:17)
Twenty RSCJ from fourteen countries have met in Sophie’s birth place for a six-week Renewal Programme -- space to be and to allow God, present in our lives and the life of the Society, to transform us by His love. 
We have spent time discovering the richness of the house’s story, opening us to a new relationship with Sophie, and sessions beginning to glimpse something of the giftedness each one brings.

Front Row (left to right): Sakiko Yamaji (JPN), Sandra Clemente (PHI), Lorraine Pratt (ENW), Digna Dacanay (PHI, OFC), Suzanne Lasseigne (USC), Elsbeth Sonnek (CEU), Ursula Bugembe (UGK-TCH), Camila Gutierrez (COL), Regine Pamene (RDC), Masako Suita (JPN), Takako Nishikawa (JPN), Antonella Aloisi (ITA), Rita Carroll (ANZ), Pratibha Pinto (IND), Mariado Gorriz (ESP, OFC)
Second Row (from left to right): Pilar Jimenez-Carles (ESP), Rosa Maria Valles (ESP), Camelia Nassif (EGY), Margaret Phelan (USC-GEN), Kathy Conan (USC, OFC); Top: Fila Wumba (RDC)
Report and photos sent by Lorraine Pratt rscj (ENW)