Encountering the Word, Engaging the World

October 2, 2016

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Sunday was a day of prayer and reflection on the Chapter Theme, “Encountering the Word, Engaging the World.” Sister Mary Kristin gave her Opening Address focused on the first part of our theme,  “Encountering the Word.” Time was given after the presentation for personal reflection.  This was followed by sharing in “discernment communities” and then whole group sharing.

Sister Agnes Lanfermann, MMS was the presenter for the afternoon session and spoke on “Engaging the World.” Sister was born in Kirchhellen, Germany, the eldest of 10 children.  She studied philosophy and theology in Germany, then spent time as a volunteer, aiding street children and persons who were handicapped, imprisoned and suicidal in the slums of Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo. Agnes entered the Medical Mission Sisters in 1981, and has since offered her healing presence by accompanying persons on their spiritual journeys, by teaching theology and mission spirituality in the university and other educational venues.  Most recently Sister Agnes was Superior General of the Medical Mission Sisters.

Both presentations can be found in the Reserved Section.