Hospital Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis

Provincial Chapter 2017 in Japan

The Provincial Chapter of Election of the Japan Province was opened on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 with the chapter theme:

To serve the Kingdom of God:
- Sharing our lives, we are gifts for one another –

On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the capitulars completed the elections.

Sister M. Christella Watanabe was re-elected, for a four year term, to the position of Provincial Superior.

The new Provincial Vicaress is Sister Maria Fidelis Furukawa.

Sister M. Laetitia Matsunaga and Sister M. Theodora Wakatsuki are the Provincial Councilors of the Provincial Leadership-Team.

The newly elected leadership team was installed in office during a festive vesper service in the evening of October 15, 2017.

From October 16 to October 19, 2017, in the Chapter of Affairs, important factual issues and focal points were discussed, with decisions and future objectives defined.

May God’s blessing be with the new Provincial leadership team and may His Holy Spirit guide them.