Our Goal Is in Sight

     Our goal is by now very close but it is in precisely these last days of the Chapter that we will be taking the steps decisive for reaching it.
     We must take these final steps in unison, since they involve synthesizing and completing our month-long activities.
Right now we are examining several proposals and trying to determine how to concretize them so that our choices will be oriented toward a future that will yield abundant fruit.
     We would like to share with you the many situations, ideas, projects, dreams, desires and problems that have emerged in our general assemblies, but we are sure you will feel their resonances for yourselves as they begin to bear fruit. We feel the Lord present and active among us! And we are sure that he is guiding our footsteps, patiently accompanying us as we move ahead, hesitate, come to a halt or sometimes backtrack. We are not alone and never will be because Christ is our center!
     Friends, in the last few hours we have received a landslide of messages from you expressing your best wishes and prayerful support for our new Superior General and her council. Our heartfelt thanks to all of you. Please continue to remember us in your prayers. Thanks!
 
Ariccia, 10 September 2013