Medical Mission Sisters are pleased to announce that our Chapter Delegates have chosen a new Leadership Team for our community. Sister Irene Fernandez, currently our Sector Coordinator of Asia, is our new Society Coordinator and will begin her six-year term in early 2016.
Medical Mission Sisters have begun our Fourteenth General Chapter, a very special four-week meeting that occurs only once every six years. Chapter delegates from Africa, Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America have come together to review our mission of healing over the past six years and to set directions and priorities for our healing presence through 2021. It is a especially meaningful that this chapter meeting coincides with our celebration of the 90th anniversary of the Foundation of Medical Mission Sisters.
The General Chapter is the highest authority. It interprets the charism of the Society in a changing world and encourages the members of the Society to a continuous renewal in fidelity to its mission. It acts as an evaluative, direction-setting and decision-making body. The Chapter is representative of the whole Society and is held every six years.