(Madrid) The congregation of the Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer celebrated the election of the new General Government for the sexennium 2019-2025 in the framework of the XXI General Chapter on Friday, August 2, Ciempozuelos, Madrid.
In this way, Sister Lourdes Perramon Bacardit, Spanish, a native of Manresa (Barcelona), has been re-elected as Superior General. Marisa Arreba Gutiérrez, Spanish, will serve as first consultor and vicar, while Mª Alejandra Mancebo, Argentina, will be second consultor and secretary. Julita Núñez López, Spanish, has been re-elected as Treasurer. Zenda Pepito Singzon, Filipino, and Roseli Consoli do Prado, Brazilian, will be third and fourth consultors respectively.
This religious congregation, founded in 1864 by José María Benito Serra and Antonia de Oviedo and Schönthal, lives its charism from comprehensive care to women in prostitution contexts or victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
The Capitulars, in the process of discernment to outline the horizons that the Congregation feels called to inhabit in the next six years, have agreed that this horizon is the Mission. Questioned by reality, we find that, for the Oblate Family, it is time to cross the crossings, as a space for dialogue and integration with the diverse. From the audacity of the charism, we feel called to inhabit emerging places and realities of prostitution and treats for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
The XXI General Chapter, held in the founding house of Ciempozuelos (Madrid), has been developed under the motto, ‘The audacity of the Spirit drives us to inhabit new horizons’. It has been a time of grace that has brought together 40 sisters of the congregation and has also counted with the presence of nine lay people from the three Provinces that make it up: Europe, José María Benito Serra, and Most Holy Redeemer.
The Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer, a religious congregation – founded by José María Benito Serra and Antonia María de la Misericordia – are called to share the Good News of the Kingdom with women who practice prostitution and/or are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
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