NEW CONGREGATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles: women consecrated to God to share the Gospel message, the Good News of God’s love for all. As Religious Sisters, we commit ourselves for life, through the Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, to continue the Mission which the Apostles received from Jesus. We are Missionary Sisters, following God’s path for us, collaborating in the great mission of God (Mission Dei) witnessing to God’s love in the world, attentive in a special way to those who do not know Christ yet and with a particular focus on Africa.More
The Feast of St. James the Apostle The birth anniversary of our Founder Venerable Fr. Augustine PLANQUE (born on the 25th of July 1826 at Chemy in France). The first Profession of Vows of 21 OLA Novices comprising of 13 novices from the International African Francophone Novitiate at Abengourou in Ivory Coast and 8 from the International African Anglophone Novitiate at Ibadan, Nigeria. The last major event is the election of the Congregational Leader, Sr Mary T. BARRON
The Chapter delegates in a working session in the’ Upper Room’ of the Chapter. The various communities of reflection formed for the Chapter, bearing the names of the Protecting Saints.
Departure to Vatican City The delegates at the Vatican City for the Angelus with Pope Francis Visit to the SMA General House (Via della Nocetta, Roma)
Pope Francis sent a message to the OLA General Chapter which was read to delegates at the opening of the Chapter. I was pleased to learn that the General Chapter of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles is taking place here in Rome from 9th July to 8th August 2023, and I send cordial greetings and good wishes to all the Chapter delegates As you reflect on the theme’ “One heart, One mission: witnessing to Gods love in the world”, I pray that you will be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in discerning fresh ways of responding generously and courageously to the missionary vocation of the Congregation, while remaining faithful to the charism entrusted to your founder, Father Augustine Planque. In this regard, you have indeed been blessed with rich spiritual heritage, not least in your two Sisters martyred in Algeria. I trust that the legacy will remain a source of inspiration as you spread the good news of Gods unfailing love for his children in the widely diverse countries where you are present. It is my hope, then ,that your loving work of evangelization will continue to be especially directed to those on the existential peripheries of our world. In this way I am confident that you will experience much joyful fervour in your lives of religious consecration, grow in communion among yourselves and so contribute to the building up of Gods kingdom of righteousness and peace and joy (Rom 14;17) Assuring all the [...]
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