New Regional Leadership in Peru

The Sisters of the Region Peru celebrated the 5th Regional Chapter in January.

At the retreat house "Alvernia" in Cieneguilla, Peru, the Sisters of the Peru Region prepared for their Regional Chapter in a Spirit-filled retreat with P. Santiago SJ. This takes place every three years.

Under the motto: "Franciscan Sisters on the Way as Sent Disciples of Mercy for World-wide Fraternity", they looked back at the past electoral period, elected a new leadership and planned steps for the future.

In an open chapter from 10-11.01.2022 all sisters could exchange about the contents and motions.

After Mass on 12.01.2022, the Regional Leader Sr. Fanny Terán Tejeda called the capitulars by name. They then moved to the Chapter House. There Sr Fanny, in the presence of the Congregation Leader Sr Regina Pröls, opened the 5th Regional Chapter. After the various reports, the Sisters of the previous Regional Leadership handed over their office. In an hour of adoration the capitulars prepared themselves for the election.

On 13.01.2022 a new regional Superior, vicar and councillors were elected. The following sisters will form the regional leadership with immediate effect:
Regional Superior: Sr. Verónica Flores Fernández
Regional Vicar: Sr. Lidwina Ramirez Navarro
Regional Assistants: Sr. Patricia Gstir Schmidt, Sr. Carmela Farro Torres, Sr. Diana Oré Chang, Sr. Janet Quicho Tacza

The following day, the capitulars deliberated and voted on the motions received. This was used to plan the next steps in the pastoral care and ministry of the Sisters in the Peru Region.

The main focus of our ministry in Peru continues to be school education, medical care in the polyclinic and care for children in homes and comedores (dining rooms), as well as pastoral services in various places. Looking at the need of the people makes us creative in helping them.
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Author: Sr. Katharina Horn2022-01-14

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