Echo sessions in February

On February 5, 2022, the North America provinces will hold the first of two Echo sessions of the Congregational Chapter. The session will focus on the 31st Congregational Chapter’s call to Radical Transformation and the

Congregational Assembly of Contemplative Sisters (CACS). Times for the sessions are

  • Pacific 8:00–10:30 am
  • Central 10:00 am–12:30 pm
  • Eastern 11:00 am–1:30 pm

The second session on February 18 will focus on the Congregational Direction Statement and its six Calls to Action. Times are the same as February 5. If you need a copy of the Direction Statement, please contact Erica Donermeyer at [email protected].

The Echo sessions are inter-province and all Sisters and Partners-in-Mission are invited to participate.

Mid-North America Province Leader, Sister Madeleine Munday, said, “Universality, Partnership, Formation for Mission, Justice as right relationship and inclusion, Care for Creation – these themes from the 31st Congregational Chapter echo in my heart.

“We heard them across the province and the region of North America as we prepared for our own province chapter, and in the worldwide preparation for the Congregational Chapter through ICAs (inter-continental assemblies) and cross-congregational Zooms.

“Preparation on multiple levels during 2019-2021 culminated in the high point of the Congregational Chapter,” she said.

“The work of the Chapter continues with the implementation of the Direction Statement, taking to heart all that is proclaimed and desired in the six Calls to Action, including the new governance structure. I look forward to integrating our own province Direction Statement with that of the Congregational Chapter.

“Together we can forward the global mission of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in our corner of the world and beyond,” Sr. Madeleine said.

Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette McDermott

Jeanette is the Communications Coordinator for Sisters of the Good Shepherd Province of Mid-North America. She is a career photojournalist who has served in various capacities of print, broadcast, and corporate communications. Jeanette is devoted to creation and is particularly focused on saving pollinators and other wildlife species and their habitat. She is an ethical vegan and created the website