Manila – The Mother General of the Guanellian Sisters, the Daughters of Saint Mary of Providence, Mother Serena Ciserani and her General Councilor, Sr. Carla, paid a canonical visit to their communities in the Philippines March 19th- 30th. Mother Serena and Sr. Carla also visited both communities of the Servants of Charity in Legazpi and Manila. In Legazpi, they witnessed the different ministries, visited the Provincial and City Jail where Fr. Nevis is the chaplain; met with Bishop Joel Baylon, the Ordinary of the Diocese of Legazpi.
On March 24th, Anniversary of the First Religious Profession of the Servants of Charity, Vespers and Holy Mass were celebrated followed by a simple supper and a short program. During the program, she gave an inspirational message reminding the group of the importance of deepening of collaboration between the “Daughters and the Servants.” She urged the sisters to help the Servants every Sunday in some of their ministries. She recommended that all novices should spend time with the residents at Guanella Home for Special Children. At the end of her message, she and the other sisters sang a song to Mama Mary in Italian. We thank the Mother General for her passion for the Lord and for the mission. We pray that the Lord may continue to bless her with good health, deeper wisdom and stronger faith during her office.