Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) participated in their Chapter Oct. 23-28 in Saint John, New Brunswick with the theme, “Gathering the Wisdom ~ Blessing the Future.” Preparation included a 15-month process of communal discernment focusing on personal and congregational transformation.
Facilitators were Sister Bonnie MacLellan, CSJ, a canon lawyer and general superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Dr. Ted Dunn of Trinity, Florida, a clinical psychologist who works with religious communities internationally.
During Chapter, SCIC elected a five-member leadership circle to begin Jan. 4, 2024, the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Elected for the next four years are Sister Roma De Robertis, congregational leader, with Sisters Alice Keegan, Patricia Poole, Laura Hughes and Mary Ann Maxwell.
The Sisters thanked outgoing leaders whose terms included an extra year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sister Mary Beth McCurdy received special thanks for serving as congregational leader since 2010.
Above from left: Sisters Laura Hughes, Mary Ann Maxwell, Roma De Robertis, Patricia Poole and Alice Keegan. Photo credit: Patty Marshall