General Chapter September 28, 2023
Today is the day of the election of the Superior General, which began with a common Eucharist celebrated in Italian by HE Fr. Cardinal Konrad Krajewski. In the homily, Fr. The Cardinal called us to reflect on the state of our faith and love for God, asking the questions: Am I a person who lives by the logic of the Gospel? Is God the only security for my life? The choice we are about to make should be the choice of a person madly in love with God and His Will.
At. 9.15 all Chapter members entitled to vote gathered in the meeting room and after singing the Hymn to the Holy Spirit together, after the introduction by the chairman of today’s proceedings, Fr. Cardinal Konrad, it was time to vote.
XXVI General Chapter for Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth chose Sister M. Rafaela Fischbach. After completing the necessary canonical procedures, the Holy See approved the first term of office of Mother General M.Rafaelia Fischbach.
After announcing this decision, Mother General expressed her gratitude to all the Sisters of the Congregation and continued to ask for the gift of prayer and sisterly support. On behalf of the Chapter, the newly elected Superior General was welcomed by Provincial Sister M. Franciszka Polaczek, after which all the other Chapter members congratulated the Mother. After making the best wishes, all Chapter Participants went to the chapel to express our thanks to God by singing Te Deum laudamus together. Recreation during lunch was an expression of sisterly joy for the gift of choice.
This afternoon the Chapter Sisters had at their disposal, which they happily took advantage of, visiting the holy places of the Eternal City.