ASIA/HONG KONG - 21st chapter of the Sisters of the Precious Blood of Christ gives priority to deepening awareness of the spirituality of the Cross and service to the poor

Monday, 5 September 2005

Hong Kong (Fides Service) - The 21st general chapter the Sisters of the Precious Blood of Jesus reaffirmed that deep awareness of the spiritualityof the Cross in the mission to serve poor and marginalised people is a prority for the congregation. Hong Kong diocesan bulletin Kong Ko Bao reports on the chapter held 27 July to 9 August on the theme “Facing challenges within and outside, renew consecrated life, re-organise the path for future development of the Congregation”. The chapter members were 40 delegates from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao and other countries. Bishop Tong Han auxiliary of Hong Kong presided a solemn mass to close the chapter which he described as a “new beginning”.
During the chapter the sisters discussed the present situation of the Institute and urgent problems awaiting solutions: formation, vocations, needs of the Church and society in the 21st century, the spirituality of the Cross lived in service of the poor and the weak, in keeping with their charisma. The delegates gave special attention to evangelisation in China. The Sisters of the Precious Blood SPB Congregation, today comprising 80 sisters and one novice, was founded in 1922 in Hong Kong to work in mission, education, healthcare and social work. (Agenzia Fides 5/9/2005, Righe: 20 Parole: 246)