RJM BICENTENARY CLOSING – Lyon, France
The ten participants from the USA-Haiti Province arrived safely in Lyon on October 3rd at the Symposium, “Jesus and Mary, 200 Years of Faith and Hope.” They were greeted affectionately in three different languages by RJMs and lay associates from 28 different countries. The entire group includes about 300.
The first day began with an impressive procession and opening ritual that included the carrying of the flag of each of the countries that are represented. This was followed by an opening address from Sr. Monica who welcomed all back to “our true home in Lyon.” Maria Campillo, RJM, Province of Spain, followed with an inspiring and challenging presentation, “Claudine, Woman of Faith, Pardon and Reconciliation.”