On Saturday 15 November fifty Religious from various Congregations and from Westminster and Northampton Dioceses assembled at the Niland Centre to prepare for the celebration of the ‘Year of Consecrated Life’.
The theme for the day was ‘Untying the Knots and travelling onwards with The Joy of the Gospel’. The opening liturgy reflected on the untying of the knots that Pope Francis had to do. Each Religious then reflected on untying the knots in their own lives in preparation for the journey onwards.
The speakers were Father Gabriel Zsidi who reflected on Evangelii Gaudium and Sister Raymunda Jordan OP who reflected on Rejoice.
A special feature of the day was the presence of seven Daughters of St Paul who proactively are working with the Dominican Sisters at Bushey in recognition of their associated charisms: Preaching the Word.
It was a lively enjoyable day. One of the outcomes of the day was that a core group of Religious was set up to reflect on and plan the next steps emerging from the day for the ongoing celebration of The Year of Consecrated Life within the Dioceses of Westminster and Northampton.
Sister Raymunda Jordan OP