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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