Today, a very important event took place at the General Chapter:
At 9:00 a.m. we gathered in the assembly hall for the election of the Superior General. After invoking the Holy Spirit, and in the presence of Monsignor Antonio Panfilo, Vicario Episcopale for Consecrated Life from the Diocese of Rome, the voting began. All present at the assembly hall were witnessing the whole process of the election, attentively listening and watching for every count of vote for those whose names were called out. At last, it was Sr. Maggiore Sandra who had obtained the highest number of votes. The joyous and touching moment came when the newly elected Sr. Sandra declared aloud that she would accept the responsibility of leading the congregation: we clapped hands and greeted her with sisterly embraces; then the election ritual ended with the singing of the Te Deum.
The Eucharistic celebration then followed soon after the election, Monsignor Antonio in his homily advocated us to continue our mission with burning zeal of love like our holy Foundress. He offered this Mass particularly for Sr. Sandra, and gave us the blessings of the Holy Father.
With grateful hearts, dear Sr. Sandra, we thank you for your generous YES in accepting such a great mission at the service of the Institute. We will support you with our prayer and walk with you on this synodal journey.
Sr Virginia Wong – Hong Kong