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RSCJ Gather to Discover New Ways of Organising Ourselves

RSCJ Gather to Discover New Ways of Organising Ourselves

Nineteen RSCJ from ANZ arrived at St Joseph’s Baulkham Hills on 1 August 2017, together with Sister Margaret Endicott RSM, our facilitator. This has been the place where we have met for a number of years. The warmth of hospitality gives a sense of homecoming. Lynette led us in prayer to open the gathering, focussing on the calls of the General Chapter 2016. Our facilitator, Sister Margaret Endicott RSM had prepared for each one of us what might be called a guidebook for the pilgrim. That was the theme of the days, as we embarked on the facilitated process of discernment about our future. The opening words of the guidebook

RSCJ Gather to Discover New Ways of Organising Ourselves

RSCJ Gather to Discover New Ways of Organising Ourselves

Gathering at Baulkham Hills to begin the process of reimagining how we organise ourselves I still have ringing in my mind the final hymn I am with you on the journey and I will never leave you … and we are on a journey that has truly begun but the process was part of a continuum and this gathering was another step in the process; it was obvious that it was so and there is still much work and reflection before decisions are made. Hints of spring in budding wattle and later sunrises and sunsets added a note of hopefulness. Much of the time we worked at our tables in