Attachment2 to Communications no.4

Attachment 2
Motions to be presented at the 9th General Chapter
(RV 91)

Before sending a motion to be presented at the 9th General Chapter, schedule a time for prayer and reflect attentively upon the content of the request, keeping in mind the following:

  1. a) Is the motion in conformity with Canon Law and with our Rule of Life?
  2. b) The General Chapter makes decisions that apply to the entire Congregation. Does the motion you intend to present apply to the entire Congregation or is it an issue regarding your local community or Delegation/Province?
  3. c) The objective of the General Chapter is not to deal with all the problems in the Congregation, or with all possible topics. Is the motion related to the theme of the Chapter and to its objectives?
  4. d) Is the content of the motion new, or has it already been dealt with in previous General Chapters? Before formulating the motion, a review of the Acts of the last two General Chapters is recommended.

The motions must be presented in writing and signed.  Anonymous motions will not be taken into consideration.  The motions are to be sent to the Provincial Chapter, to the Delegation Assembly, or directly to the General Secretary (Rome).

All individual or group proposals must be sent by December 15, 2016 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

facsimile for a written motion

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MOTION FOR THE 9TH GENERAL CHAPTER

Text of the motion:

 

Motivation and supporting documentation:

 

Concrete proposal for the implementation of the motion

 

 

Signature:…………………………………………………… Date:…………………………………………………………..

 

Province/ Delegation/Dependent House: ………………………………………………………………….

 

 

PRO-MEMORIA: MOTIONS for the 8th GENERAL CHAPTER (2011)
(Presented by Provincial Chapter members – October 2010)

 

  1. In collaboration with the General Government, we propose the creation of Taiwan and Hong Kong as a delegation separate from the Philippines.

Motivation: The Chinese part of the Province has come of age after 27 years of existence. While recognizing that the separation will have significant consequences or implications in terms of personnel and financial resources for the Philippines and vice-versa, we still believe that it is high time for the Philippine province to “let go” and help the Chinese reality to stand and develop on its own. There will be risks in this birthing process but it is not a project that is only for the Philippines, Taiwan and Hongkong, but one of the whole Congregation so everybody should contribute to its evolution.

  1. We propose to reiterate/reinforce the wider exchange of PDDM sisters from the various circumscriptions particularly in Asia and Pacific.

Motivation: This is in line with RL 68, for the formation in missionary mentality and the globalized reality of the world today, and hopefully, also to prevent the provinces from concentrating only on their reality. In this way, we develop the internationality of the Congregation and profit from the multi-cultural riches of each circumscription.

  1. We propose to have an English translation of the meditations of Mother M. Scolastica Rivata and Fr. James Alberione.

Motivation: This is to have a greater access to the materials for specific charismatic formation of our members. We have a very precious heritage but due to language barrier we are limited in our assimilation of the values and the spirit of our Founder and Spiritual Mother, and maybe also those of other Pauline saints.

  1. Aware of the global situation with regards to the present need of the clergy and desirous to participate in the mission of the ordained ministers (RL 144), we propose to prioritize the preparation of sisters and our lay collaborators to assist and accompany the clergy in their spiritual development.

Motivation: This motion is to be in touch with the signs of the times and to contribute, through our specific charism, in the searching for solutions in this ecclesial challenge of today. We would like to concentrate on the spiritual development since the psycho-spiritual dimension is addressed by many other institutes. Considering that we also dedicate ourselves to the ministry of prayer, we, therefore desire to be of greater service in spiritual direction and in areas that will help them grow in their prayer life.…. By lay collaborators, we mean our Friends of the Divine Master or members of the Association of Pauline Cooperators.