General Chapter of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena

The 47 th General Chapter of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena opened on Monday, August 6 at 4.00 p.m. at Malick, Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago.  This Chapter is particularly significant because it is the first to be held in Trinidad since the transfer of the Mother House from France in 2011.  It will conclude on Monday, August 13, 2012.

The Chapter was preceded by two days of Retreat on August 4 and 5, facilitated by Sr. M. Fabiola Velásquez Maya, OP, Coordinator of Dominican Sisters International (DSI), who preached on the theme of the Chapter “Fired by the Spirit, let us Dare to Preach.”

All Sisters are invited to pray for the success of this General Chapter.

Holy Spirit Prayer for General Chapter

Come Holy Spirit

Lord and Giver of Life,

Come to create, renew, inspire;

Come kindle in our hearts

Your fire.


Come, Spirit of Wisdom,

Come anew in this our time.

Guide us during

our General Chapter

that lives may be touched

and healed.


Come, Spirit of Glory,

Fill our hearts with a passion for truth and

Compassion for humanity.


Come, Holy Spirit,

Lord and Giver of Life,

Anoint us for your service

and grant us new life, hope, love, unity and peace.


Glory to the Father

Glory to the Son

Glory to the Spirit.




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