Convocation of the Provincial Congregation

On June 3, on the Feast of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Sr. Thelma Barbarona, the Provincial Superior, convoked the Provincial Congregation (PC) through Circular Letter 30. It will take place in Manresa Retreat House,Quezon City, with the first session on December 20. This will be preceded by two days of prayer and activities.


In her letter, Sr. Thelma announced that 33 sisters will be participating in the PC:  11 ex-officio members and 22 members by election, in accordance with what is prescribed in CND 165.  

On June 16-17 she had an orientation meeting at Manresa Retreat House with all the Local Superiors coming from the three different regions - Bangladesh, Japan and the Philippines.  The fraternal gathering was one where exchange was lively and interest was keenly felt as the materials and process to be done was being introduced to those present.  

A subsequent circular letter is expected anytime containing guidelines from the Rules of the Provincial Congregation on election of members to the PC as well as the ballot.  The sisters are disposed and looking forward to this collaboration that is asked of them for the well-being of the Body as well as to help shape our future.

As we move forward in the process, the sisters are all enjoined to pray for this moment in our Congregation - a moment of grace, indeed.  We ask for openness of hearts and spirit to be able to truly listen to what the Spirit asks of us for this time.