At the annual meeting of Area Coordinators, June 11-14, at Villa Notre Dame in Wilton, Connecticut the associates of the Atlantic-Midwest Province explored the meaning of Love Gives Everything, the Directional Statement of the 24th General Chapter. Sister Kathleen Cornell provided the context of Love Gives Everything by outlining the common threads of directional statements since 1987. Sister Charmaine Krohe asked the associates to reflect and respond to the challenges of the Directional Statement in their own lives. After a reflection led by Sister Jane Forni, the area coordinators were commissioned by Sister Charmaine to take Love Gives Everything home to the associates in their local areas.
The agenda of the meeting in Wilton also included sharing of the MAP (Mission Awareness Process) experiences of Associates Daphne Queen in Southeast Florida, and Kathy Sylvester at the Arizona border. Presentations on JPIC by Sister Arlene Flaherty, OP; Development by Associate Leslie Lopez; and Vocations by Sister Rebecca Tayag, gave associates the opportunity to see how they could support the initiatives of these departments. Finally, the area coordinators reflected on the evolving vision of the associate relationship as they move forward together with SSND into the future.