|Orange sisters Elena, Mary Therese and Herlinda are here|
Right before lunch, which is the main meal here served around two, Elena, pictured above and I went walking and sharing about our early life experiences of how we had came to know God and that we were Sisters of St Joseph.
In the large group, we talked about mystics from history and those everyday mystics we know and what their characteristics are. I got some great ideas for prayer services around this topic
|Peg Murphy (Carondelet- Peru), Janet Landers- (Concordia)|
and Alejandra discuss the process
The meeting consists of some lecture but also many activities to experience the concepts that we are addressing.
|The Canadian Federation is represented at this event|
by their two sisters missioned in Peru
Yesterday we spent some time talking about the context in which the Sisters of St Joseph in Latin America and the Caribean serve. That context of increasing violence, family break-down, narco-trafficking and human trafficking, along with increasing poverty, helps center us in what is important as discuss our mystical connections with God. As the speaker said this morning, introspection and stillness that does not lead to outer actions for others is not what we are called to.