We proclaim A Revolution of Goodness
The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration and affiliates proclaimed “A Revolution of Goodness” June 1-3 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. They gathered for the FSPA general assembly, an event held every four years for sisters and affiliates, which sets the direction for the congregation.
For the second time in the congregation’s 169-year history, the sisters invited guests from the general public to attend. The last time was during the 1980s as the sisters and affiliates discerned “The Mission of the 80s.” "A Revolution of Goodness" incorporated Appreciative Inquiry, a gentle art of asking instead of telling, into its planning.
Following discussions and our declarations, we proclaim A Revolution of Goodness by committing to action in the following areas over the next four years:
We build bridges of relationships that stretch us to be people of encounter who stand with all suffering in our Earth Community.
We are freed through joyful Gospel Living to be transformed in love and goodness for community and mission.
Unity in Diversity
We celebrate authentically unity in diversity by challenging ourselves to unveil our white privilege.
The provocative movements listed above represent much of our work during A Revolution of Goodness and FSPA Chapter of Affairs. In the coming months, we will begin the process of synthesizing more deeply this good work and how we shape these provocative movements.On July 28, we’ll announce the 2018-2022 FSPA Leadership Team. In October, our affiliates will lead "Continuing A Revolution of Goodness: Affiliation Convocation" to continue the goodness movements.
Share in the goodness!
La Crosse Tribune reporter Mike Tighe joined A Revolution of Goodness and here's what he has to say:
Scenes from Friday's Goodness
Scenes from Saturday's Goodness
Scenes from Saturday afternoon's Goodness
Scenes from Sunday's Goodness
Read Global Catholic Sisters Report "Sisters set to transform typical assembly into 'Revolution of Goodness'"
Read more about the Tau cross featured in our Revolution of Goodness graphic
Watch: During the Revolution of Goodness, sisters, affiliates and guests meditated upon the video below as they were asked to think deeply about what is stirring in their hearts. Later, more than 20 declarations of goodness came forward. Now, sisters and affiliates live in to the work of the assembly and continue the Revolution of Goodness.