Front row, left to right
Sr Sadhani Welmillage, Sr Imelda Sikul, Sr Anya Borbon, Sr Veronica Endah, Sr Teresa Tran, Sr Kevin Yin Yin, Sr Roshanthi Ranwatta.
Back row, left to right
Sr Anne Dalton, Mrs Sashirekha Natarajan, Mr Jason Furtado, Ms Maricel Sevilla, Sr Susan Montano, Ms Gendrie Klein- Breteler, Sr Noelene White, Sr Placida Kim, Sr Stella Rhee, Sr Sashi Kala, Sr Anne Marie Fernandes, Sr Lusiana Rahayu, Ms Melina Ong.
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The Formation team guided by Sr. Roshanthi Ranwatta, Chairperson, welcomed their new unit members and prepared them to engage in the third mutually enriching joint meeting of both core teams.
"Be quite sure that as long as beautiful unity exists,
God will never cease to fill us with blessings and favours..." St Mary Euphrasia
A meaningful reflection: “We are here on this holy ground for God has called us to be together. We are here for the sake of the call as mission partners. No other reason at all, it is just for the sake of the call” set the tone of the meeting.
We do not own Good Shepherd Mission.
The Mission is of God.
It is God’s to share.
Ms Gendrie Klein-Breteler traced significant references on co-responsibility from St Mary Euphrasia’s time till now, recalling with gratitude the prophetic vision and contribution of Srs. Susan Chia and Pam Molony (former Province Leaders), thereby stimulating the group to explore new pathways for engagement of lay so as to enliven the mission and make both sisters and lay co-responsible for its sustenance.
Dr. Jason Furtado presented the process of Conversation Circles, an appreciative inquiry 4-D model which includes discovery, dream, design, and destiny. This method of engaging in meaningful and reflective conversations is aimed towards formulating new ideas and plans for strengthening the many gifts we currently share.
Beautiful, strong, endless, connecting---
Mrs Sashirekha Natarajan refreshed the concept of Spiral Dynamics to help the joint team to reflect on the question: “Where is Integration asking us to SHIFT to and what do we need to do to make it happen? The realization that the transition to an integrated approach will require complete metamorphosis within self, prepared the group to further use Four Quadrants approach guided by Gendrie, to explore:
ways of developing structures that promote mutual partnership
growing through our differences
going beyond our own resistances
recognising the talents and resources that we have
discerning what needs to change & what is enduring.
At the end of two days, the joint group reflected and prepared the recommendations to be forwarded to the Integration Working Group for consideration. It was remarkable that practising the theory of Spiral Dynamics and 4 Quadrants’ approach had paved a way to “listen to the spirit” and respond as “true shepherds”.
Moving forward in HOPE……
“A century from now, what shall be said of the Good Shepherd journey in these times? And who will the shapers have been?”
The concluding ritual, dedicated to the vibrant future of GS Mission, under the fold of visionary leaders, took place with the group chanting a Blessing:
May the gift of leadership awaken in us a vocation---
May leadership be for us a true adventure of growth.
The energized torchbearers continue their journey of Co-responsibility in
THEIR FOOTSTEPS ….
Sr Roshanthi Ranwatta - Sri Lanka/Pakistan (Chairperson)
Sr Imelda Sikul - Singapore/Malaysia
Sr Sashi Kala - Central East India/Nepal
Sr Teresa Tran - East Asia
Sr Anne Marie Fernandes - South West India
Sr Susan Montano - Philippines
Sr Sadhani Welmillage - Sri Lanka/Pakistan (Contemplative representative)
Sr Maria Placida Kim - North East Asia
Sr Veronica Endah - Indonesia
Sr Noelene White - Australia/Aotearoa-New Zealand (Chairperson)
Mrs Sashirekha Natarajan - Central East India/Nepal
Sr Kevin Yin Yin - East Asia
Sr Rasangi Fernando - Sri Lanka/Pakistan
Ms Maricel Sevilla - Philippines
Sr Lusiana Rahayu - Indonesia
Ms Melina Ong - Singapore/Malaysia
Mr Jason Furtado - South West India
Sr Stella Rhee - North East Asia
Ms Gendrie Klein-Breteler - Australia/Aotearoa-New Zealand
Sr Anne Dalton (facilitator)
Ms Theresa Symons
Mrs Sashirekha Natarajan
Sr Joan Lopez
Sr Anne Marie Fernandes
Sr Deanna Pereira
Sr Niluka Perera
Ms Gendrie Klein- Breteler