ASIA/CHINA - The synodal journey of the sisters of Leshan, in the footsteps of the "Woman among women"

Wednesday, 13 April 2022 nuns   synodality  

Leshan (Agenzia Fides) - In the footsteps of "Woman among women", the sisters of the diocesan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Our Lady, of the diocese of Kiating (today Leshan), in the province of Sichuan in mainland China, experienced an intense moment of their synodal journey, from March, 21 to 25. During 4 days of spiritual retreat they prayed together, made discernment, elected the new general council. Finally, during the solemn Eucharistic celebration of the Annunciation of the Lord to the Virgin Mary, two nuns made their perpetual vows before the entire diocesan community of Leshan.
The sisters of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Our Lady are very active in the life of the community, in the pastoral, charitable and social service fields. They can be found both in the parishes where catechism courses and the formation of the lay faithful are held, and in the earthquake or flooded areas, or even in the retirement homes of the elderly, among poor families, at Leshan Catholicism Gongxin Hospital, often offering free medical service. With their testimony of life, they make faith visible and evangelization concrete among ordinary people and those most in need. (NZ) (Agenzia Fides, 13/4/2022)