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Embracing vulnerability on the synodal journey

May 4, 2022

Since 1965, the UISG has provided a meeting place for Superiors General to meet in an ecclesiastical context. With members from all over the world, they aim to build bridges and networks, to create new strategies and synergies that enable women religious to communicate across geographical distances and linguistic and cultural differences, to be in communion with each other and to build together a global community. The UISG is made up of 1,903 member Superiors General, whose general houses are spread over 97 countries of the world.

The UISG assembly is held every three years and for the first time follows an itinerary with four meetings to discuss vulnerability and synodality. Almost 600 superiors from 60 countries and 12 different languages took part.

The first phase took place in two online meetings on 14 March and 4 April 2022 from 13:00 to 15:30.

From 2 to 6 May, the second phase of the UISG Plenary Assembly took place in Rome under the theme “Embracing Vulnerability on the Synodal Journey”. It is one of the most important events in the life of the Union and is reserved exclusively for its members: the Superiors General of religious congregations. Graciela Francovig FI, our Superior General, participated in this meeting. This phase began with “vulnerability”, followed by “moving towards a synodal process”, “religious life and synodality”, “radical welcome: the way to the peripheries” and finally “calls to transformation”.

The final phase will be an online meeting on 11 July 2022 from 13:00 to 15:30 (Rome time).