GENERAL CHAPTER VIII
The Celebration of the 8th General Chapter, a significant event in the history of the Congregation dawned for the MSMHC. Convoked by the superior General Sr. Mary Thadavanal after much prayer and reflection and deliberation, the Chapter is going to be a period of great grace and blessings to the congregation, a time for retrospection, renewal and re - dedication. The long awaited General Chapter with its theme ‘Return to the Founder for a renewal in its charism, spirit and Spirituality’ declared opened at 4.00pm on January 10, 2012 at the Generalate of the Congregation.
With 59 Delegates and two special participants representing the congregation’s presence in India, Italy and Africa gathered together for study, prayer and preparation for the great event at the Generalate on 24 December 2011. Since then on the Capitulars along with its 4 secretaries are seriously at their best to make every effort to Return to the Founder and founding grace to make the congregation a vital evangelizing force in the church for which it was founded. With 10 days of spiritual retreat, 4 days of seminar which led to a serious retrospection into the life and mission of the congregation and 2 days of study on the documents on the congregation, the Delegates are now ready to embark on a journey to seek the light to retrace our path to grace and graciousness of the Founder Archbishop Stephen Ferrando and blazing enthusiasm of the Pioneers. The VIII General Chapter will end on 31 January 2012.