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Graciela Francovig, new Superior General of the Hijas de Jesús

May 1, 2019

The  sisters who  are participating  the 18th General Congregation have  just elected Sr. Graciela Francovig Godoy as the new General  Superior for the next six years. She succeeds  the service of Mª Inez Furtado de Mendonça, who has been the General Superior for 12 years.

We  thank the  Lord for her election and we ask  that you accompany us with  your prayers, entrusting to the  Lord our new Superior General.

Sr. Graciela   53 years old, was  born on Aug. 1, 1965 in Villa  Ocampo, Santa Fe in Argentina. She   joined the Congregation on March 25, 1984 in San Miguel  Buenos Aires She had her first vows in San Miguel on  Feb, 11, 1987 and had her perpetual profession on august 9, 1994 at  La Plata (Argentina).

She  studied  Theology in   Cordoba, Argentina and  finished her specialization in Spirituality in the Gregorian  University in Rome. She speaks  English and Italian.  At present she is the Local Superior of the community of  Cordoba- Monterrico and is working in the pastoral animation of three schools in Argentina and  she accompanies a group of Ignatian Christian Life Community in Cordoba (Argentina).

Looking  at her congregational life journey, she had been assigned in different places like La Plata, Roma, Bogotá (Colombia), Cochabamba (Bolivia)  and Córdoba where she had worked in the different areas of education and evangelization.  Moreover, she had a very wide experience in congregational responsibilities. She had been a local  superior in different moments of her life, formator, a Provincial Counselor of the Vice Province of Argentina  from 1998 to 2007 and Provincial Treasurer from 2002 to 2007. She was the Provincial Superior of the Vice Province of Argentina from 2007 to 2011. She continued her function as Provincial Superior of the new America Andina Province from 2007 to 2017. She was also the instructress of the sisters having their Last Probation from 2017-2018 in Rome.

She  is a person  with deep sensitivity  towards the least fortunate, with a  great listening capacity with human closeness and  a deep sense of universal congregational body.


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