The Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, have elected the following Sisters to lead the community in the next chapter of their life: Theresa Campeau, Community Leader, Noreen Allossery-Walsh, Pauline Maheux and Sheila McKinley.
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The election followed a process of discernment in which Sisters shared their gifts and limitations.
“Celebrate, Flourish, Now” was the theme for their 22nd General Chapter, held from June 11 to 16 at Villa Angela in Chatham.
They reflected on the past four years and decided on concrete plans going forward to witness the love of God for all creation. The Sisters chose to deepen their own contemplative stance and share its fruits with others, as well as focus on flexibility, collaboration and transparency.
In 1866 the first Ursuline Sisters in Chatham created a community will. This year, through a “Memorandum of Understanding,” the Sisters replaced that original document.
Many of the Sisters’ ministries involve assisting the poor, justice, environmental issues, women’s groups, prayer and volunteering for various needs.
From left: Sisters Sheila McKinley; Theresa Campeau, Community Leader; Noreen Allossery-Walsh and Pauline Maheux.