April 17, 2019

Follow Online the XX1 UISG Plenary in Rome (6-10 May)

A special invitation from UISG (International Union Superiors General)

'The XXI UISG Plenary is soon approaching and will be held in Rome from 6 -10 May 2019. More than 800 Superiors General will be participating, from 80 different countries, speaking 13 languages. We are also happy to welcome more than 40 speakers and guests.

For the first time, UISG will also offer 7 workshops to Superiors General, before and after the Plenary on Protection of Minors, Catholic Institutional care for children, Canon Law for Religious life, Communication for Mission.

Download the Programme here or see it down below. The main themes will be:
·         Vision for the future of Religious Life
·         Care for our Planet
·         Interculturality
·         Interreligious Dialogue

The Plenary is open just to Superiors General, but for the first time UISG is happy to stream the talks on the above themes in the original language (most of them will be in English and a couple in Spanish); so you can listen to them from your country, together with your community or watch the recorded video that will be uploaded on the UISG youtube channel. 

To follow the online streaming:

  • Go to: https://zoom.us
  • Click on 'Join a Meeting'
  • Type in the 9 figure code 622095529 
  • Fill in the registration form
  • Click the 'Register' button

You will then receive an email from UISG with your login information.

It is also possible to subscribe to a whatsapp newsletter (it is not a group, you will receive messages just from us) to receive daily news, photos, links to the talks during the week of the Plenary (you won’t receive more than one or two per day). If you want to subscribe to the whatsapp newsletter, please click here  and fill in the form.

We want to invite you to accompany us with your prayers during this huge event for Women’s Religious Life: it is a great opportunity to strengthen and nurture inter-congregational bonds and cooperation among Superiors and Congregations.'

Download the programme

The following UISG members will meet the press accredited to the Holy See Press Office on 2 May at 1:00pm in a Meeting Point:

  • Carmen Sammut, msola, Superior General of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa and UISG President (English and French)
  • Anabela Carneiro, hsc, Superior General of the Hospitaller Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Donatella Zoia, sps, Superior General of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (Italian, English)

This meeting point will be streamed via https://www.youtube.com/user/vatican

Articles in advance of the plenary:

NCR: 'International Union of Superiors General advocates for women, sees influence grow' GSR: 'Whether Francis will address women deacons remains unknown, UISG president says'
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