General Government

“Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master,
nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him”
(John 13:16)
 

Service of Government in the Congregation Today

 

Our understanding of the service of authority is based on the Gospels, the Charism, the teachings of the Church and the reality of the Congregation. According to the Gospel, the one rendering a service of authority is called to be a servant of all (Mk 10:42-45). The fraternal service that Jesus asks from us means accompaniment, listening and total gift of self. Far from exercising over His disciples an authority of domination, it is one of love, humility, and the gift of His own life. A government lived in love, creates brothers and sisters. "The exercise of a responsibility does not change anything in the orientation of one’s life; it only invites us to live in coherence with our consecration" (Report on the Life of the Congregation 2014, p. 47)

The main mission of government is the integral animation of the Sisters especially in regards to their vocation to holiness: they must be attentive to live faithful to the Charism and be the guarantors of the application of the Project of the Congregation

Marie Poussepin stated very clearly in her Rule (Chap. XVII) what she and her sisters lived. There she tells us what the superior at all levels in the Congregation must be. It is only through kindness, concern, love, patience, vigilance and understanding that the superior will be able to touch the heart of others. This same idea is clearly expressed in the first chapter of “Marie Poussepin and her Community”, there the meaning and living experience of the service of authority in the life of our Foundress, are clearly outlined. The main mission of government is the integral animation of the Sisters especially in regards to their vocation to holiness: they must be attentive to live faithful to the Charism; and be the guarantors of the application of the Project of the Congregation. (Cf. Constitutions 95 and 129-132; Marie Poussepin and her Community: The Service of Authority 39).

Source: Document of the 54º General Chapter - 2014

The general government at the service of the common good, prepares responses to the challenges of today with regards to formation, mission and the reorganization of the missionary map. The present government of the Congregation was elected at the 54th General Chapter in 2014 at Tours (France):

From left to right: Srs. Rosario Amelia, Mariamma, Mª Leonor, Maria, Diana, Blanca Aurora and FabiolaFrom left to right: Srs. Rosario Amelia, Mariamma, Mª Leonor, Maria, Diana, Blanca Aurora and Fabiola

 Superior General:
Sr. Maria Escayola Coris, Spain
 
General Councilors:
Sr. Mariamma Paul Ollukaran, India
Sr. María Leonor Charria Angulo, Colombia
Sr. Rosario Amelia Garcés del Castillo, Colombia
Sr. Diana Gisela Dolorita, Curaçao
Sr. Blanca Aurora Marín Hoyos, Colombia
Sr. María Fabiola Duque Cifuentes, Colombia