General Chapter 2007

Closing Statement of the Assembly

"WIDEN THE SPACE OF OUR TENTS"  

Isaiah 54:2

In the midst of the wonder and brokenness of our world, we recognise the mystery of God’s
revelation in human history and in the energy,
beauty and harmony of the cosmos.
We desire to centre ourselves in God, who is constantly creating and recreating all that lives.
As we move into the future, we seek to respond in fresh and dynamic ways and to promote
harmonious relationships at all levels. Rooted in the mystery of the Word made flesh, who dwells among us (John 1: 14),

WE ARE CALLED

  • to WIDEN THE SPACE OF OUR TENTS (Isaiah 54: 2) in order to embrace all of God’s creation;
  • to discover the different faces of God in people of all faiths and cultures and to recognise how God is at work in their lives;
  • to understand and express ourselves in the language and symbols through which the people of today make known their desires and their dreams;
  • to leave our safe places to be with those who are seeking a deeper meaning in life;
to hear the call to flexibility and mobility in order to go beyond;

WE ARE CALLED

  • to WALK HUMBLY WITH OTHERS in the search for creative and concrete responses that promote the dignity of all people (Micah 6: 8);
  • to allow ourselves to be challenged by others and welcome with humility the richness we encounter. This will call for reconciliation and may lead us to places where we would rather not go (John 21: 18).
“God was in this place and I never knew”
  • to be pilgrims on the journey, always ready to go forward and allow the new to emerge.

WE ARE CALLED

  • to be WOMEN OF HOPE and inner freedom, who radiate peace in a violent and fragmented world;
  • to be women of courage and creativity, enabling new forms of commitment to evolve in response to God’s call to each one;
  • to be women who encourage each other and all women to play a life-giving role in the Church and in the world of the future.

INFANT JESUS SISTERS' INTERNATIONAL COLLEGIAL ASSEMBLY + PARIS 2007

Published on: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:29:23 GMT

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