On Friday, August 20, the Rosary Sisters welcomed at St. James Church in Beit Hanina, Jerusalem, the Holy Land, under the title, “The Rosary is your treasure, so rely on my mercy” to welcome Mother Sophie Hattar who was elected as superior general of the Rosary Sisters on July 3, 2021.
The Congregation of the Holy Rosary said in their prayer: “We accompany the superior general of the Rosary Sisters and her counselors with our prayers, so that they can perform this service in an evangelical spirit, and lead the congregation according to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, with the intercession of our Mother, the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Rosary, as well as our founder, Saint Marie Alphonsine.
Following the election of the superior general, the Congregation also elected at the time the counselors which included Sr. Madeleine Saleh Dababneh as assistant general, Sr. Maureen Fouad Baseel as second counselor, Sr. Virginie Jameel Habib as a third counselor, and Sr. Ghada Elias Nehme as the fourth counselor.
In their address at the time, the Religious Women congratulated Mother Sophie, and said: “We congratulate you and put our trust in you. It is a trust shaped with love, loyalty, and prayers so that the Lord may bestow upon you abundant blessings, health, wellness, success and determination to steer the helm of this ship in a sea of crashing waves, amid the fierce and raging winds that storm the region and the world. May the Virgin Mary be your refuge and companion in your blessed path.”
By: Munir Bayouk