Conversations on the Synod: Reflections from UISG & USG Delegates

Conversations on the Synod: Reflections from UISG & USG Delegates



29 September 2023 at 2pm (Rome Time)

Link to register: https://bit.ly/Conversations_Delegates


We invite you to participate in the third of a 3-part series of input, discussion and sharing on the topics related to the October 2023 Synod Assembly. 

The Synod Assembly will engage the areas of Communion, Mission and Participation. This final session will be on the third priority topic of Participation. 


The session will offer:

  1. Brief overview of UISG-USG Synod Synthesis process
  2. Introduction of some of the UISG and USG Delegates for the Synod Assembly 
  3. Brief Reflections from delegates on their experiences and learnings in consecrated life as they relate to the third major area of the Instrumentum Laboris, Participation
  4. A beginning experience of Conversation in the Spirit for all



Friday September 29, 2023

2-4pm (Rome Time)

Please note that this session is Online Only



  • Mary Barron, OLA - UISG President, Superior General, Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles
  • Elizabeth Mary Davis, RSM - Theologian
  • Elysée Izerimana, Op. SDN - General Councilor, Worker Sisters of the Holy House of Nazareth
  • Ernesto Sánchez, FMS - Superior General, Marist Brothers
  • Maria Nirmalini, A.C. - Superior General, Apostolic Carmel Congregation
  • Mark Hilton, SC - Superior General, Brothers of the Sacred Heart
  • Patricia Murray, IBVM - Executive Secretary, UISG
  • Tesfaye Tadese MCCJ - Superior General, Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus



Maria Cimperman, RSCJ - UISG Synodal Initiative Coordinator



English, Italian, Spanish and French



Link to register: https://bit.ly/Conversations_Delegates



In preparation for this session, we invite you to consider and pray with the questions in the Instrumentum Laboris on this topic of Participation, Governance and Authority: 

Participation, governance and authority: What processes, structures and institutions in a missionary synodal Church? 

  • How can we renew the service of authority and the exercise of responsibility in a missionary synodal Church? 
  • How can we develop discernment practices and decision-making processes in an authentically synodal manner, that respects the protagonism of the Spirit?
  • What structures can be developed to strengthen a missionary synodal Church?
  • How can we give structure to instances of synodality and collegiality that involve groupings of local Churches? 
  • How can the institution of the Synod be strengthened so that it is an expression of episcopal collegiality within an all-synodal Church ?


Info: comunicazione@uisg.org