Chapter Commitment Statement
A Chapter, in
Franciscan terms, is a legislative body made up of representatives from the
congregation which meets every four years.
Clinton Franciscan chapter is similar to that of many congregations of men and
women religious worldwide and embodies the fundamental nature of community
life: shared responsibility and mutual commitment. It culminates four years of
preparation: study, prayer and dialogue.
Functions of the
general chapter include examining the life of the congregation in light of the
gospel, the call of the Church, the call of Francis, and the charism of the
congregation as well as giving the congregation new impetus to meet the demands
of its mission by creating Chapter commitments/directives and electing a General Leadership
Team who will lead the congregation in fulfilling those directives.
The Chapter Commitment
Statement is the product of this formal gathering. It outlines themes for
action to be taken over the subsequent four years and seeks to describe how the
mission can best be incarnated within the spirit of the times.
2016 Chapter Commitment Statement
by the fire of the Holy Spirit, we affirm our charism of ongoing conversion and
rededicate ourselves to our mission of living and promoting active nonviolence
shared leadership, we focus our efforts to co-create a world where all creation
is held sacred.
We affirm our Corporate Stands:
the death penalty
comprehensive immigration reform
all forms of human trafficking
15, 2016 Sisters of St. Francis,
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