The Passionist International Volunteer Project was launched on Friday 29th July at the Provincial Assembly of St. Paul’s Province. A number of prominent people from the Diocese of Leeds were invited including Bishop Arthur Roche who unfortunately was unable to be with us as he had to attend a funeral but he wanted us to know that the project had his full support. Attached is a photo of the invited which included Professor Freda Bridge, Principal of Leeds Trinity University College, Mgr. John Wilson – Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation, Mgr. Paul Grogan, Chaplain of L.T.U.C., Miss Anna Cowell – Diocesan Youth Co-ordinator. Miss Joanna Jackson a former Sister and Chaplain of St. Joseph’s College and 2 members of the Diocesan Peru Commission.
After a brief introduction from Anne explaining where the idea came from, Elaine and Sue described the project with using an excellent PowerPoint presentation which will be made available to those who wish to promote the venture.
Sue, Elaine and Joanna were made Honorary Passionist Associates by Sister Francis Cullen and the Briery Community presented each of them with a bouquet of flowers.
The Chapter formally agreed to promote the project and a number of Sisters gave generous donations.