We have just celebrated our one hundred years as a Congregation. The insurmountable challenges that our Founders have confronted in its beginning together with the other sisters who accompanied them in their first was indeed something to emulate on, as we look forward to the years ahead of us.
It has been almost three years in Taiwan. In the first two years we learned Chinese. While learning the language we also had a little mission experience such as visiting the sick in the hospital (terminal cancer patients) singing for them and accompany them. Together with the lay faithful (in charge) participating in activities and programs during Christmas and the World Day of the Sick. It was an enriching experience. (more…)
In 1998 a commumity of Sisters was estblished through the invitation of Mons. Crisologo Manongas, thenacting director of the institution and approved by the Archbishop of Zamboanga City His Excellency Most Rev. Carmelo Morelos, D.D. The Sisers serve the institution for 6 years because they have to leave the place due to the unavoidable circumstances of the new acting director.
First and foremost, we are grateful to God for calling us to be His chosen ones, and especially calling us to be part of the Dominican family as Missionary Sisters of the Rosary. We also thank Him for sending us here in Taiwan.
February 9, 2019 Baliwasan, Zamboanga City, Philippines (more…)
I don’t know what shall I report about the mission outside but here are the few things I got to share with you
In the beginning, in order to practice my Chinese and to have some learning experiences, I was asked to help in the Cathedral, in Tainan, that’s how I started my little mission. Every Sunday, we have Catechism class after the Mass.
We arrived at the end of our 2019 General Assembly, grateful to God for the experience and are challenged to share with all of you what we have experienced here. Beyond the work and the pending tasks we take a broader sense of Congregational belonging, closer ties and bonds between sisters, a greater knowledge of the reality and the mission of our communities and above all a renewed hope and confidence.
As the last day of our General Assembly of Missionary Dominican Sisters of the Rosary, we closed with the theme of the Review of the Constitutions and Directory. This theme responds to a mandate from the last General Chapter 2016. (more…)
We began the day celebrating the Eucharist, thanking God for the Life of the Congregation. (more…)
We continued the reflection with Fr.Gonzalo who told us that our congregational project, our charism is based on shared emotion or in other words shared passion and not based on the desire for survival. (more…)
Today once again we took up the reflection on the Leadership and our community life, with Fr. Gonzalo (Claretian Priest). (more…)
We continued our reflection and work on Economy with Asesores Rosa and Arantxa.
We started the reflexion on the part of Economy with Rosa Jaso and ArantxaIraizoz who have been working with the General Team since 2013 in this area as advisors and analysts. They helped us to review our resources, to analyze, to know the importance of a viable and realistic budget , how to foresee and react in difficult economic situations. They accompanied us in the process of evaluation of our budgets. (more…)
Today free of sessions and work: rest, go for a walk, get to know Madrid, contrast opinions in an informal way, sleep a bit more, … because tomorrow we started two days with Economy.
In the Congregation, we are 609 sisters from 22 countries and of 26 nationalities. We have variety, diversity and richness of cultures, and a lot of dedicated and missionary life. Today, Our General Coordinator Sr. Raquel Gil motivated us to be more agile to our missionary sending to a different country rather than remain in our country of origin. (more…)
Initial Formation: A priority, commitment of all and hope for the Congregation
Dear sisters, (more…)
Today our day seemed like Pentecost, each one with her language understood each other, each one with her opinion listened to the other, each one with her own experience accepted the other. And all this was possible, in part, to Luis Alberto Gonzalo, a Claretian who accompanies many congregations in their deepening and restructuring process. (more…)