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General Chapter XI

July 30, 2019
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Every six years the Sisters of the Order of Saint Basil the Great hold a General Chapter in Rome to elect a new administration and set forth a vision for the term. Sisters Dorothy Ann Busowski, Miriam Claire Kowal, and Ann Laszok recently returned from General Chapter XI, which closed on the Feast of Saint Macrina, July 19. The themes were “New Wine in New Wineskins” and ‘I thirst.’

Representatives from all of the Sisters’ provinces around the world met at the Pontifical Collegio Ucraino of St. Giosafat over ten days. There discussions took place in four languages (English, Italian, Spanish, and Ukrainian) with real-time translations available via earpiece.

Sister Marcela Runcan (49), Provincial of Romania’s Immaculate Heart of Mary Province, was elected General Superior. Many Sisters in attendance were likewise in their forties, serving as living examples of the Order’s ongoing vitality. Sister Dorothy Ann described the General Chapter as “a very peaceful gathering,” adding she felt it “evident that the Holy Spirit was hovering over us.”

May the Holy Spirit guide the new Basilian leadership in all their work!