02 July, 2018, Buenos Aires
May Peace, passion for Mission and Compassion be with you!
We are convoking you to attend the XVI General Assembly of CODALC which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 31st January to &th February 2019. Argentina was agreed on as the next venue at our last Assembly in Bogota.
We will meet in the Colegio Maximo, a place with a lot of history
“Cardenal Jorge Bergoglio, today Pope Francis, spent several years in charge of the Colegio Maximo where his office and adjoining bedroom have been kept intact”
We will have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of the college property and park where Pope Francis lived for 10 years.
This centre with its monastic style will be an ideal environment for our talks, reflections, discernment, prayer and praise times. Thus we will nourish our interpretation of history in the light of the Word of God and in communion with the Dominican Congregations, so as to continue fomenting Dominican evangelizing actions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The theme of the meeting is:-
“Women preachers sowing hope in the midst of a creation that cries out.”
“for we know that all creation is, until now, groaning and suffering birth pangs.” Rom.8,22
In communion with Pope Francis, we recognize that “to live the vocation of being protectors of God’s work, is an essential part of a virtuous existence, it is not an optional or secondary aspect of the Christian vocation”.
We will be accompanied in our reflections by Sisters Angela Missionary of the Rosary, and Gabriela Zengarini, of the Holy Name of Jesus congregation.
As well as the usual formative and informative, prayerful and recreational parts of the Assembly, we also have the task of electing a new CODALC coordination team.
We hope there will be a large number of Sisters participating, so we remind you that according to the Statutes of CODALC, the following are invited:-
• Prioress generals, provincials, vice-provincials, regionals, vicars, and those responsible for groups, or their delegates for the assembly.
• Presidents of national Federations and secretariats who are not major superiors.
• A Sister of perpetual vows for each four congregations o part of four, in each country.
We would particularly like to encourage the participation of national Federations and Secretariats as these are vital to our organization.
The cost of the enrolment in the assembly is 40 US dollars and lodging costs 400 US dollars per person.
The address of the house where we will be lodged is
Av. Ricardo Balbín 3226 San Miguel, Provincia de Buenos Aires.
The inscriptions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org up until the 1st December 2018
We will send a second letter with more details of the organization of the assembly and practical matters.
May the Ruah continue to accompany you in your mission and may the intercession and the testimony of San Romero de America, help us to be heralds of the liberating Word of God.
A Sisterly greeting to all.
Hna. Rosa Pérez Godínez
Hna. Noemí Zambrano