St. Francis de Sales Province held the first part of its Provincial Chapter April 20 – 23 in Covington, LA. Sr. Dot Trosclair, OP did a magnificent job as facilitator and Ms. Louann Hood quietly and lovingly took wonderful notes for all the meetings. Various sisters prepared prayer services from our first meeting until the end, and all helped to inspire us to leave all to the Spirit. Our meetings dealt principally with looking at ways to reorganize our provinces in the Americas, to respond more fully to the needs of immigrants, to better use the internet as a tool for Teresian teaching, and to protect our Mother Earth. A spirit of peace prevailed through all our conversation and decision-making.
In between the meetings we had time to share with each other, renewing bonds with those we had not seen for some time. Meals provided more sharing of friendship and (scrumptious!) calories, thanks to Mrs. Paula Guzman, our amazing cook, and kind Associates who sent added goodies for us to enjoy.