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2020 PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY ENDS

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It was a long week of intensive reflection, deliberations and decision making for the Province of Nigeria for the next six (6) years. The Provincial Assembly, 2020 successfully came to a close on 25th August, 2020. The participants of the Assembly, were 76 including Ex-officials and delegates, the Provincial Director Very Rev. Fr. Damian Nwankwo CM and the observers, covering Nigeria, Ghana and Burkina Faso, as a result of the pandemic the delegates and observers from Ghana and Burkina Faso could not be physically present but were, virtually through ZOOM and they followed all that took place and made their contributions. The Opening and closing Eucharistic was live-streamed via FACEBOOK (Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, province of Nigeria) so the sisters outside the Assembly could follow.

The days of the Assembly were time of communal discernment, formation and renewal. It gave participants rich opportunity to share lived concrete experiences, to realize what God is doing still doing through and within us and what he is asking of us as a Province. Each day was unique; God’s hand was at work as he manifested himself in all and through the work of each day. The Mission Statement of the Province, drawn from the works of the Assembly was read at the end.

During the closing ceremony, the Visitatrice, Sr. Theresa Eke DC thanked all for participating actively. She concluded the commissioning ceremony by presenting a lighted candle and a plaque with the image of the Holy Spirit inscribed with the word EPHATA to each Local Community.

MISSION STATEMENT

We are Consecrated Women, committed to being splendid signs pointing to heavenly Glory. Energized by Ephata (Breakthrough the gate…Go towards…Encounter) experience, we live our mission of service of the Poor in the post Covid -19 world of uncertainties, witnessing daily with joy to the Gospel values and seeing each Sister as the mystery of God’s presence.

Emboldened by the Spirit of Christ which breaks through all inhibitions, we continue to engage and promote personal and communal ecological conversion, marked by a simple lifestyle, the passing on of the Christian values and our Charism to the young and upholding the dignity of every human person, in collaboration with those who share our values, following the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Blessed Mother Mary and our Founders.