Calendar for the 11° General Chapter

Oct. 19, 2021: Eucharistic celebration in the Church of Corpus Christi presided over by Fr Nicholas Kirimo, a Cottolengo priest, in view of the beginning of the General Chapter.

Oct. 20, 2021: Day of knowledge and thanksgiving for the fruits of the Cottolengo Charisma. Celebration in the Saint Cottolengo Chapel celebrated by Father Carmine. Report by Mother Elda on the situation of religious life. Time of meeting and knowledge of different Cottolengo realities.

Oct. 21, 2021: Day of formation and meeting of the Sisters. After the celebration in the Big Church, Sister Nicla Spezzati stimulates the reflections on the theme In the synodal style, co-disciples in the Holy Spirit for the Kingdom. In the afternoon, we continue the exchange on the charismatic experiences of the different sisters and the tables of conversation.

Oct 22, 2021: A day of formation and condivision. Mother Simona Brambilla, Superior General of the Consolata Missionaries, who offers us a conversation on the theme: “Consecrated life, place of interculturality and synodality”. In the afternoon, tables of sharing and knowledge.

Oct. 23, 2021: Today’s reflection is conducted by Sister Mother who takes us through the charismatic way of the Little House. In the afternoon, Father Carmine tells us about the current organisation and governance of the Little House in the four continents where we are present.

Oct. 24. 2021: This International Mission Day. Celebration of Holy Mass in the Big Church with the memory of the Venerable Sister Maria Carola Cecchin. Transfer to Celle ligure to begin the Spiritual Exercises.

Oct. 24-30, 2021: The spiritual exercises were guided by Father Ermes Ronchi (O.S.M.).

Oct. 31, 2021: Opening of the XI General Chapter of the Sisters of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo.

Nov. 1, 2021: All Saints’ Day. Beginning of the Chapter work. Mass presided over by Archbishop Calogero Marino.

Nov. 3, 2021: Beginning of the work of the Chapter Commission. Work continues in the plenary assembly.

Nov. 13, 2021: Election of our Mother General. This is the day on which we commemorate the birth into heaven of our sister and venerable Sister Maria Carola Cecchin; to her intercession we entrust this important moment. We ask you to continue to pray and offer for this event of Grace. In Domino!

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