At the 34th General Chapter of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, held in Cornwall in July 2016, SNJM delegates agreed on several commitments after a long process of analysis and reflection.
Aware of society’s evolution and its impacts for both the Congregation itself and for the population in general, the sisters made some firm commitments, including:
- As we acknowledge our own aging and smaller size as a Congregation, we commit ourselves to participate in shaping the evolution of religious life for the future. We invite all who share the SNJM charism and mission to deepen and expand our commitment to share this charism widely.
In a world where the cries of peoples are multiplying for peace, reconciliation and a more equitable sharing of resources:
- We therefore pledge ourselves to seek and participate in collaborative structures, relationships and actions that will liberate life….
The Acts of the Thirty-Fourth SNJM General Chapter are available upon request and are on the congregational website’s intranet.