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The Chapter Assembly of the “Mother of Good Counsel” Federation of Augustinian Monasteries of Italy (Enclosed Nuns of the Contemplative life) opened on the last Sunday of September with second vespers of the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time, The Assembly was held in Cascia at the Saint Rita Retreat House.
 
Present at the Assembly were 35 Sisters. Mother Rita Piccione, concluded her six year term as president. Her Council, the Mother Prioresses of all the Monasteries of Nuns and the delegates from the Communities were also present.
 
The Assembly gathered not only to elect the new Mother President but is also a precious occasion, in fact, to reflect together on past events which guide the Sisters today in the present that they are living and the prophetic sense of their contemplative life.
 
On the first day the Chapter, Bishop Giovanni Scanavino OSA offered the participants a meditation on the project of the monastic life of our Holy Father, Saint Augustine. He gave this reflection, referring also to some recent texts of Pope Francis regarding what the Church of today asks from those living a consecrated life, particularly the Nuns of the contemplative life.




Article posted on 23rd of October 2014

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