As women committed for the kingdom of God, we need a surplus of love for this world, we
want to share our joy, our hope, our faith, because we are convinced this world has an
enormous need of love, of justice, of peace, of hope, of “living water”!
The General Assembly will be the moment when we can make together the best decisions to
respond to our calling to contribute to build a better world.
The General Assembly will be held in Africa and we are sure our African organisations will do
their best to share their warm welcoming, joy, creativity, to live together a special event.
I encourage to get prepared by praying, sharing in our groups the reflections about the
theme so that the assembly may really be the loudspeaker of WUCWO women from all
continents and realities.
Let’s take up our duties to be carriers of living water and “forgetting what is behind and
straining toward what is ahead”. Let’s “press on toward the goal” (Ph 3: 13b. 14).
May the Virgin Mary accompany us along this path,
Maria Giovanna Ruggieri