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Reflections on Visitation

With this week, Visitation of our American Province comes to a close. Through the whirlwind time since September 9th, Mother Margaretha Maria and Sister M. Engratia have visited every convent and apostolic work of our American Province Saint Elizabeth. They have encouraged us in our religious life and vocation.

It has been a great grace to see how united we are in the essentials of our religious life. Our love for the Eucharist, our love for the Church, our willingness to work for the honor of God - these things have been handed down to us from Mother M. Anselma and are still the driving force of our community. Through the time of Visitation, these essentials have had the opportunity to come to the forefront of our minds.

May God continue to bless us in His merciful love.

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Anonymous said…
What is visitation?
General Visitation is the time when our Mother General and her Vicaress visit each convent and apostolic work of a Province. They meet individually with the Sisters and observe the religious life and apostolate.

The visit is intended to strengthen the religious life of the local community and create unite throughout the Province. It also serves to strengthen the ties of the local communities and the Provinces with the congregation as a whole.
Anonymous said…
How often does this visitation happen?
General Visitation happens once during each Reverend Mother's term of being General Superior. Each term is for six years. Within those six years she will visit each province. So on average General Visitation will take place every 6-7 years.

Our Provinces include:
Germany
The Netherlands
Japan
United States/Brazil
Indonesia

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