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8. Sr. Maura O'Connor: 1984 - 1996   versione testuale



8th Superior General
(Irish)
 
  
 
 

Some Biographical Data:
- 7 March 1927 – birth in Loughglynn (Ireland)
- 15 September 1947 – entrance to the novitiate in Loughglynn
- 19 March 1950 –
temporary vows in Loughglynn
- 17 September 1953 – perpetual vows in Loughglynn
- 31 December 1954 –
departure for India
- 1966 –
provincial superior of India North
- 1972 –
election as general councillor - Rome
- 13 October 1984 –
election as superior general
- 1 October 1996 –
end of mandate as superior general

‘In communion’: All are responsible for the Universal Mission of the Institute.
1992 – 1996: The FMM took up again the immense project of Pastoral Planning
which formed the dynamic of continuous change so as to carry on looking for new answers to the challenges of a world in continuous evolution. The deep source of missionary dynamism is the Eucharist (1990).

«It is the motive of communion in differences that had Mary of the Passion
make a clear choice for the inter-nationality of the Institute.
This was the opening to a wonderful gift of enrichment for our mission
and our persons with a growing mutual ability to learn from one another
on an equal basis. In consequence we see ourselves called prophetically
to be a part of the leading edge of universal mission.»  (N. 15)

Statistics of the Institute:
- 229 foundations; 845 open houses 
- 5 new countries (Russia (return), Kenya, Ukraine, Ecuador, Mauritania)
- 52 provinces, 2 missions


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