Younger members of religious congregations will gather at Santa Sabina College, Strathfield in Sydney, next weekend, to ponder the correct balance between work and leisure activities.
    The more than 60 priests, sisters and brothers, who have been in religious life for less than 10 years, will also talk about relationships with family and friends and the relevance of today's Church.
    Member of the organising committee, Sr Rebecca McCabe RSM said the annual meeting would focus on the Jubilee.
    "The Jubilee calls on us to build meaningful relationships in our community, ministries, the Church and the world while at the same time maintaining a balance in life," she said.
    "We will be looking at how younger religious can achieve this," she said.
    She said the weekend gathering would give to opportunity to listen to each other, in order to evaluate the present for the sake of the future.
    Those attending the gathering are aged between 20-55, with most in their mid thirties.
    "Prior to joining their congregations, they came from quite varied backgrounds. Some were in traditional areas such as education and nursing, but others worked in finance, social work and administration. One sister is a doctor while another was employed in the real estate sector.
    Speakers at the gathering include psychologist Br Ron Peters FSP, social justice advocate Sr Susan Connelly RSJ and musician and environmentaliast Tricia Watts.
3 July 00

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