January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM - January 18, 2008, 12:00 AM
Location: Prayer Town
Take loop 335 (Also known as Soncy road)
Exit at Tascosa Rd (also known as Boys Ranch Road and Hwy.1061)
West on Tascosa Rd. for about 30 miles.
Tascosa Rd. dead ends at Hwy.385
North on 385 (Pass Canadian River and Boys Ranch)
Our turn-off is three and a half miles North of Boys Ranch on the left. There is a sign that says "Prayer Town" at the turn-off (County Road Y)
Go for 500 feet on the dirt road; turn left into the entrance to our land. The convent is about one and a half mile inward.
A General Chapter is a very special event in the life of a religious community. In our Institute an ordinary General Chapter is convened every six years for the purpose of reviewing our way of life, making amendments to our Constitution or Statutes if necessary, and looking at any other major issues that effect our way of life and mission as approved by the Church. It is also at a General Chapter that we elect our superior and her council who serve the institute for the next six years. At this time because we are a small and young community, all the perpetually professed Sisters will participate in the Chapter. When the community grows to more than 50 perpetually professed Sisters, there will be delegates who participate in the Chapter.
We have already begun preparations for the Chapter by praying a special prayer written by Sister Philip, at the end of daily Mass, by having community gatherings for prayer as well as discussing the proposals that need to be prepared for the Chapter. During the Chapter of events all proposals will be presented for more input, discussion and votes.
It is truly a grace-filled time for the community as we put our complete trust in the Holy Spirit who leads and guides us at every step of the way.
Our Sisters from the mission will be returning to the motherhouse in the middle of November instead of the middle of December to join the preparations.
We humbly ask you to join us in prayer that as individual members of this institute and together as one body united in the Lord, we would find ourselves always in the center of His most perfect will for us.