The SNDdeN Leadership Team from Japan sent a letter to the group, which was read at the beginning of the gathering. This message was a wonderful reminder of our deep connection with each other and with the entire world, much as Saint Julie envisioned when she and Francoise founded the Congregation.
Prior to the gathering, sisters sent images and photos of things they would miss if the world suffered the horror of another nuclear explosion. This was part of the Ribbon Project sponsored by Pax Christi. These images were incorporated into a PowerPoint presentation which played during the meeting. They included photos of families and friends, scenes from nature and much-loved activities.
It was good to spend time together to share our thoughts, prayers and hopes for a world free from the fear of nuclear war where we all honor one another and the world we share.