Sister Sally and I were with the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Diocese of Handan from May 22 to June 2. Thirty-three of the 36 Sisters participated in the formative meetings on consecrated life. Currently, they are organized into 4 communities, the Central Community (22 Sisters), the Community Clinic (3 Sisters), the parish community (2 Sisters), and the Spirituality Center (4 Sisters). Two other Sisters are periodically living alone for reasons of studies and mission, but have the Central Community as a reference.
If every age has its own paradoxes, seventeenth century France in which we had our beginnings was certainly no exception. On the one hand, it was an age of hierarchy and order, a period dominated by classical harmony and external propriety.
Our Vocation is a call from God, heard, discerned and responded to in faith and in love. The call to religious life is a call to be a prophet. Religious are meant to be the wake up call for the church.