Franciscan Sisters New General Administration Accept Ministry

by fscc on August 5, 2013

It’s official. During an afternoon Eucharistic Liturgy on Sunday, August 4, 2013, Community Director Sister Natalie Binversie and her Council, Sister Adrianna Schouten, Sister Anne Marie Lom, Sister Myra Jean Sweigart and Sister Theresa Feldkamp accepted their new ministry as the General Administration of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

Franciscan-General-Administration-and-Bishop-David-Ricken-Diocese-of-Green-BayAs a sign of the legitimate possession of authority, Sister Louise Hembrecht, former Community Director of the Congregation, presented the seal of the Community to Sister Natalie. Bishop David Ricken, Diocese of Green Bay,  presided at the Mass and administered the oath of office.

Sister Natalie accepted her role as Community Director with these words:

Franciscan-Community-Director-Sister-Natalie-BinversieI promise before God, our Seraphic Father Francis, all the saints, and you, Most Reverend Bishop, in the presence of this assembly of my Sisters, and before our entire Community: obedience to the stirrings of the Holy Spirit in our lives; an abiding faith in God’s enduring, loving kindness; love, loyalty and obedience to the Church; and fidelity to our Rule, Constitutions and Directory. I promise you, my Sisters, loving service and abiding concern in your regard and well-being. I recommend myself and all the needs of our Community to your constant prayers and to the mercy of Almighty God. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Franciscan Sisters New General Administration Accept Ministry”

  1. It was a day blessing with outpouring of love and support. Thank you to all who attended and sent congratulatory notes. Thanks, also, for the posting.

  2. Sister Mary Ann says:

    This was a wonderful Community experience! The faith and openness of our Sisters beginning their new ministry in special service of leadership for our Franciscan Community imbues each of us with the very real presence of God in our lives! It is only through faith in our loving God that one is able to put oneself at the feet of Christ with openness and smiles and trust that all is possible with the guidance of the Holy Spirit!

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