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Because every man is a neighbor to all men, one should not allow any kind of distance where there is a common nature.
(En. in ps. 118, S 8, 2)
Past and present I find in all movement of things; but it is not so in the Truth that remains forever; I only find the present in her, and this is incorruptible; this cannot be said of creatures.
(In Io. Ev. XXXVIII, 10)
So great is the power of the good that even evil doers seek it.
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Assembly of the “Mother of Good Council” Federation of Augustinian Monasteries


Cascia, Italy
September-October 2014
The Assembly of the “Mother of Good Council” Federation of Augustinian Monasteries of Italy opened on last Sunday of September...

The Assembly of the “Mother of Good Council” Federation of Augustinian Monasteries of Italy opened on last Sunday of September with second vespers of the XXVI Sunday of Ordinary Time, The Assembly was held in Cascia at the Saint Rita Retreat House.

Present at the Assembly were 35 capitulars sisters, Mother Rita Piccione, who concluded here six year term as president, her Council, the Mother Prioresses and the delegates from the Community. The Assembly gathered not only to elect the Mother President but it is also a precious occasion, in fact, to reflect together on the past events which guide us today in the present that we are living and the prophetic sense of our contemplative life. On the first day the chapter, Bishop Giovanni Scanavino offered to the participants a meditation on the project of the monastic life of our Holy Father, Augustine, with some recent texts from Pope Francis regarding what the Church of today asks from those living a consecrated life, particularly the nuns of the contemplative life.

The new President of the Federation Mother Monica with her new Council

The work of the following days included dialogues focused on the unique common desire. “To walk together toward the tomorrow of God.”

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