The RIMOA Session is called “Building a New Covenant Community for the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in Africa, Isles and Middle East” and this is a project partially funded by Koch Foundation and Missio Aachen.
Sisters from Africa, Isles and Middle East are enabled to run programs with a holistic approach, deeply rooted in the spirituality of the “Covenant Community” which aims at promoting a sustainable and inclusive development of local communities in the most fragile, unstable and deprived regions of the world.
1. By the end of the sessions the participating sisters from Africa, Isles and Middle East will have gained a deeper understanding of:
their role within the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd network, of the founding spiritual and theological roots of mission development;
the implications of the original charism in their mission today in Africa, Isles and Middle East;
how to apply the spirit of the Covenant Community to their community life and in their ministries to secure higher degrees of inclusiveness.
2. Improved ownership of the participant sisters from Africa, Isles and Middle East of the Mission Development process and of the tools proposed by MDO for planning, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation of their community development programs.
A General outline of the session:
1st Section (6-13 August 2016): “At the source of our Call - St. John Eudes and St. Mary Euphrasia:
(Includes visits of the founding sites of the Congregation in Caen, Noirmoutier & Angers)
• 2nd Section (14-17 August 2016): “Integrating Project Management skills in the Covenant Community style of leadership”
• 3rd Section (18-23 August 2016) “The Covenant Community as a Leadership Style”
The Coordinating team