Community Superior, Gino Jimenez, shared that their community goal is "to form an international and intercultural community that gives witness through hospitality, and that serves those who come to the Center in a way that makes them feel welcomed."
We have certainly experienced that kind of welcome and service from them. Not only did they allow us to transform the Ad Gentes Center into an RSCJ house, but they also helped in setting the tables, washing the dishes, preparing the place for our outdoor activities, presiding at our morning masses, and attending to our many needs and requests.
- "From the very first day, you were extremely happy to see each other. The joy that you showed in greeting one another was very clear. That helps us work with you. You are a happy group."
- "I noted the spirit with which the Chapter is developing. We don’t know what is being discussed. But it is in the way the Sisters come out of the hall, when they come to the dining room which is where we see them and interact with them. It seems something is moving -- the Spirit is moving."
- "There is much joy and creativity. There seems to be a lot of artists among you. You are also very free with one another."
- "You asked for things that I never thought was possible. Never did I think that our chapel could become a Chapter Room. This is a new development that we are happy to have."
The Ad Gentes Chapel Our Chapter Room
"We are grateful for the hospitality we have received from the whole community. We have been very demanding. The Chapter preparation was intense and we required things to be done in a particular way, in our way. Yet you have been generous, flexible, and supportive in every way possible -- both during the preparation and in the actual days of the Chapter. Everything we asked for was always given or done with a smile and a welcoming demeanor. We cannot be grateful enough for all that you have done with and for us."