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On 26 May the General Chapter was closed, today we tell you everything that has happened in these incredible weeks

Last Sunday, 26th of May, our General Chapter was officially closed. Last April, our congregation started this important event. In previous posts, we explained all the details of the first week, second week,  third week, and fourth week. Today, we would like to share with you what happened in these final week. We hope you enjoy it and, if you want to know more about the Chapter, here is the link to the General Chapter website!

19 may- 20 May: Election Superior General 

These days of discernment were very important for our congregation. In this time of election of our Superior General and General Council, the entire Hospitaller community accompanied us with their prayers.

21 May: new Superior General  

The Chapter Assembly, encouraged by the Holy Spirit, elected the new Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters Hospitallers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: Sr Idília Maria Moreira G. Carneiro.

21 May: new General Council 

On 21 May the new General Council was elected, you can see all the details in this article.

The new General Council is composed of:

Vicar and 1st Councillor: Sr. Mª Begoña Pérez
2nd Councillor: Sister Mª Carmen Martín
3rd Councillor: Sr. Blanca Flor Guerrero
4th Councillor: Sr Nicole Mayinga

23 May: Audience Pope Francis 

Without a doubt, 21 May was an unforgettable day, when we participated in the audience with Pope Francis. During the audience, we reflected on the value of hospitality in the light of the reality of people suffering from mental illness or disabilities.

The new Superior General of the Congregation, Sister Idília Maria Carneiro, thanked the Holy Father for his listening, encouragement and accompaniment and emphasised: ‘We shared a very moving and beautiful moment. The Pope welcomed us with his smile. I asked for his blessing for the Congregation, especially for this new stage of service to people with mental illnesses and disabilities’.