|Where We Live & Work|
|Immersion Experience Reviewed|
During last Summer (2007) seven young women , Clare Herbert, Marie Scally, Susan Madden, Maria Scanlon, Nichola Spokes, Mags Nohilly and Bernadette Fitzgerald volunteered to take part in an immersion experience. For a month, they visited destinations in Zimbabwe, Zambia and The Philippines where they joined with Presentation Sisters in mission. They had prepared throughout the Winter and Spring of 2007.
Sisters from the Northern Province who had walked the journey with them met them again recently to give them an opportunity to reflect together on their experience. We were keen to listen, to learn and to evaluate their experience with them. In this brief news item we can only give a flavour of what we heard.
We heard about the supports that carried them through their new experiences:
Some of the challenges came from:
Two important Commitments from the Congregational Gathering of Presentation Sisters, 2006 were easily identified by the Volunteers in the work done by the Sisters in all of the countries visited:
We, Presentation Sisters, thank the volunteers for their great generosity and we pray that their experiences will benefit them in their own work and in their personal lives.