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The SSS participated at the World Youth Day in Krakow

At the Vocation Booth of the Sisters of Social Service an international group of sisters (coming from Cuba, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and USA) ministered to young people coming from different parts of the world to Krakow. The sisters listened to them, shared with them the joy of their call, and invited them to follow Jesus the way He calls them. It was a wonderful experience for them to work together, especially giving the workshop "From Smoke (of cigarette) to Incense" on the life of Blessed Sára Salkaházi. It was an opportunity to share their own special gifts for a common purpose to make Blessed Sára known to the listeners.

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The other great experience connects to the visit of the Holy Father. He came really close to the participants of the WYD by dialoguing with them, by strengthening and empowering the youth to make a difference in the world, to make the world a better place. Pope Francis encouraged the young people to have freedom to ask questions and follow the call of Jesus in their lives, to make bridges between the hearts of people and between different nations. It was a powerful experience to pray in silence for the people who could not come to Krakow, for the marginalized, the refugees and the immigrants. It was also very moving to see thousands of young people on their knees in front of the Blessed Sacrament at Misericordia Park during the Prayer Vigil. Silence and tranquility filled the place as well as the hearts of all those present. People could experience the huge contrast between the insecurity caused by the recent world events such as terrorist attacks and the very peaceful prayer at the Misericordia Park.
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Let My Mercy flow!

The Holy Father opened the Year of Mercy on December 8, 2015.

The Sisters of Social Service chose the motto for the year of 2016 expressing their desire to become good channels of God's mercy to people around them.

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Let My Mercy flow!
Engedjétek, hadd áradjon irgalmam!
Nechaj moje milosrdenstvo prúdiť!
Dejen que fluya mi misericordia!

 

New General Council

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 With the guidance of the Holy Spirit the Chapter has elected a new General Council. General moderator: Ágnes Pataki, assistent general moderator: Magdolna Kővári, general council members: Marta Andraščíková and Zsuzsanna Kovacsics.

Let's pray for them and let's support them so that they can guide us according to God's will.

 

News from the Chapter

The Sisters of Social Service started their 15th General Chapter in Budapest
on 6th August.

The 24 delegate sisters came from 5 countries (US, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and
Cuba) to look back at the previous 6 years and - relying on the help of the
Holy Spirit -to define the directives of the next six years. The Chapter Body
elects the new General Moderator and her Council.

As a preparation for the chapter work there was a 3 days retreat led by Orobator
Agbonkhianmeghe SJ who had been the former provincial of the East-African
Jesuit Province.

The Canadian and the Californian branches of the Federation of the Sisters of Social
Service are represented by their general directors ( Sisters Jeanine Scarfone SSS and
Michele Walsh SSS).

The Opening Mass took place in the Blessed Sister Sara Church at Újpalota with the
participation of many Hungarian sisters and other friends. It was celebrated by the
Nuncio Msg. Alberto Bottari De Castello. Young sisters of social service provided
the music service.

The Closing Mass will be said by Asztrik Várszegi Benedictine Abbot of Pannonhalma
at 11.00 a.m. on 22th August in theSacred Heart of Jesus Church in Street Mária in
Budapest. The Sisters of Social Service cordially invite all who would like to celebrate
together with them.

 

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Motto 2015

Speak Lord, I am listening;
to do your will is my delight

 
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