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.
As 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:
I 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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