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Bridges, April 7, 2017

BICENTENARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE CONGREGATION OF THE RELIGIOUS OF JESUS AND MARY

  • Year of Celebration: October 6, 2017 – October 6, 2018
  • Opening of the Bicentenary: October 6, 2017
  • Place: Agra, India
  • Dates: October 5 – 15, 2017
  • Objective: To deepen the missionary spirit that has characterized us from the beginning and to live an inter-religious and inter-cultural experience.

Some information about travelling, and conditions in India:

  • Travel – 8 hours from Washington Dulles Airport to Frankfurt, Germany; 8 hours from Frankfurt to Delhi, India with a 4 to 5 hour layover in Frankfurt. Then there is travel, perhaps by train from Delhi to Agra.
  • Temperatures – Summer between June – September, can be hot with monsoon rains.
  • Clothing – Sisters are asked to bring summer clothes (suggested attire is skirts & blouses) and to bring something to cover one’s head in places of worship.
  • Presentation – Representatives of each Province are asked to prepare and deliver a 20 minute presentation on the foundation of their province: reason for its foundation, the difficulties, the challenges and the sources to continue the mission.

Closing of the Bicentenary: October 6, 2018

  • Place: Lyon, France
  • Symposium: October 4 – 6, 2018
  • Objective: To dream the future in the light of our history
  • Participants: Religious and Laity

The Symposium will feature presentations on: Claudine and education; Claudine and the women; Claudine and the youth; Claudine and mission.

If you are interested in putting your name in a “lottery drawing”, for either of the Opening or the Closing Event, please send your name to Sr. Rita by April 12, 2017 and indicate which Event.

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