Sharing from Sr. Magdalena Orczykowska
The event of the General Chapter was for me an experience of deep listening on all levels, an experience of contemplative listening in which all the voices counted, were heard and welcomed.
Myself, as a temporary professed sister, I felt welcomed, loved and free to share, despite my little experience of the life of the Congregation.
I recognized the presence of God among us and I was deeply touched by the participants’ openness, availability and docility to the Holy Spirit who thus was allowed to guide us, together, in this transforming journey.
It was for me a time in which God helped us to look closely at our weaknesses and vulnerability, but with God’s own eyes that do not condemn but love unconditionally and accept. Far from being discouraged by the wounds we carry as congregation, my love for our religious family increased and was strengthened during these three weeks!
I felt great connectedness among us, those who participated in the chapter as well the sisters who accompanied us through prayer and their thoughts.