July 25, 2019
Members of the O-K Province from Ontario, Kentucky, Maryland and Rome gathered together in Waterloo for their 2019 Provincial Chapter which ran from June 10th to June 14th. The theme of this Chapter was “Remaining Faithful to the Vision of Bogdan Janski for Mission”. Many thanks to Sr. Joan Atkinson, CSJ for serving as our facilitator. A new directional statement was created for our membership to focus on for the next 3 years:
"Acknowledging our diminishment in the face of the pascal mystery, yet alive with the Holy Spirit breathed upon us by the Risen Christ, we the Ontario-Kentucky Province of the Congregation of the Resurrection, rooted in our charism and mission, will put energy into:
Communication: moving us beyond the divisions we encounter in our community, our ministry, and our world through open, honest and respectful dialogue.
Leadership: moving us forward with collaboration, support, preparation, and innovation as needed.
Mission & Ministry: responding with the Apostles of the Resurrection and other lay people, we will share our hope and we will work for the resurrection of society in the particular circumstances of our lives, especially joining in solidarity with people diminished by unjust structures.
. . . we do this, in a spirit of openness and hospitality, to strengthen our relationship with God, our community, others, and all creation.”
A “cloud” was also created to reflect the words/phrases that surfaced a number of times during the meeting.