With great joy and welcome we the staff of Centre International St Joseph, invite you to come to our global Congregation’s home away from home in Le Puy, France. During the year 2012 the following opportunities are offered as we live “that all may be one.”
Leadership Then & Now – June 6 – 13, 2012 Register by February 15, 2012 (en/fr)
On Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of our Founders – July 11-18, 2012 Register by April 1, 2012 (en/fr/es/pt)
The Little Design in the Evolving Universe (for those who professed vows in last 15 years) – August 8-15, 2012 Register by April 1, 2012 (en/fr); July 16-23, 2013 Register by April 1, 2013 (pt/es)
Mission Effectiveness: the Charism Alive in CSSJ Ministries – September 22-29, 2012 Register by June 1, 2012 (en/es)
Parenthesis indicate languages of programs. As always, pilgrimages, visits and sabbaticals can be arraged for groups. We hope to greet you in person.
May God’s choicest blessings be yours,
–The Centre International Staff, Carol Crepeau, Gracy Thomas, Rita Baum
Dreaming of Something New
I had an interesting conversation recently about emerging future and the challenges of thinking and dreaming of something new. I was sharing some of my hopes for living vowed religious life in vibrant communities and beginning to live into this now.
The face of our congregations will be changing a lot over the next 10-20 years, and there are groups asking about merging, reconfiguring, etc. But my perspective is that merging the whole congregations takes a lot of time, energy and resources, but I wonder if it really addresses the underlying issues. But some of us will need a unified group, particularly those of us in younger cohorts. Can we imagine something new, taking the risk and responsibility for building the future we dream of, yet still staying in relationship with our home congregations? I would love to try….
Feel free to share you comments below.
Women’s Pilgrimage Opportunities
- Women’s Pilgrimage II Women in the Bible Holy Land and Jordan , March 20 – April 2, 2012 Pat Kozak, CSJ, Caroloyn Osiek, RSCJ, Marianne Race, CSJ contact Marianne at email@example.com or 708-363-6728
- Women’s Pilgrimage I Women in the Bible Holy Land, November 2 – 12, 2012 Pat Kozak, CSJ, Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Marianne Race, CSJ contact Marianne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-363-6728