The New Provincial Superior 2017-2020
Rome, 11 October 2017
Liturgical Memorial of St. John XXIII
Dearest Sisters of the Philippine/Taiwan/Hong Kong Province,
Inspired by the smile of St. John XXIII, the good Pope, whose liturgical memorial we celebrate today, the Pope who, with the indiction and opening of the Second Vatican Council, initiated the irreversible evangelical renewal of the Church, I joyfully announce that, in listening to your opinion after the regular consultation, with the consent of the General Council, and in accordance to the Rule of Life art. 106,
MARY ANTHONY BASA
as Provincial Superior of the Philippine-Taiwan- Hong Kong Province
for three years 2017-2020.
“Among us, disciples of Jesus Master, authority is at the service of communion, as a concrete and committed way to live together our obedience to Him while listening to the Word of God in the context of daily life. Authority and obedience shine as a sign of the unique fatherhood of God, of the fraternity born of the Spirit, of the interior freedom of those who trust in God despite the human limitations of those who represent Him.” (RL 77)
Sr. M. Anthony accepts this obedience in faith, makes herself available to serve God’s project, in the service of authority for the growth of all and knows that she can count on your active and responsible collaboration. At the beginning of her mandate, she entrusts herself to the presence of the Master who repeats: “Fear not, I am with you…” a word of consolation and peace that springs forth from his unconditional love for each of us.
The consultation for the nomination of the councilors will now follow, in accordance to the Rule of Life 112.
Thank you for the active and responsible collaboration of everyone in the discernment process, and above all, I thank Sr. M. Gemma Victorino for the service of governance as Provincial Superior and the sisters who collaborated in the preceding government. May the Lord himself be their reward.
I greet you all affectionately in Jesus Master and Lord.
Sr. M. Micaela Monetti, Superior General