Appointment of consultors of the Pontifical Council for Culture: Sr Patricia Murray

Appointment of consultors of the Pontifical Council for Culture: Sr Patricia Murray, UISG Executive Secretary

The Holy Father has appointed new members and consultors of the Pontifical Council for Culture: among the Consultors there are four women, three of them are Religious Sisters.

They are: the Reverend Sr. Dominica DIPIO, M.S.M.M.C., professor of literature at the Makerere University of Kampala, Uganda; the Reverend Sr. Patricia MURRAY, I.B.V.M., secretary of the International Union of Superiors General – U.I.S.G., Ireland; the Reverend Sr. Mariella MASCITELLI, P.D.D.M., architect specializing in architecture and art for the liturgy, Italy; PMs. Maud de BEAUCHESNE-CASSANET, head of the Department of Religious Art of the Bishops’ Conference of France.

“I am truly honoured to accept this nomination from Pope Francis and to serve as a consultor of the Pontifical Council for Culture. Through the Council, the Church engages with the complexity of the contemporary world in a creative and imaginative way. Such a dialogue is essential considering the pluriformity of cultures that exist today. I welcome the opportunity to bring my life experience and that of women religious in general to the Council’s many reflections and discussions. My background as an educator in different countries and contexts with specific focus on peacebuilding, culture and interculturality will hopefully contribute to the work of the Council.” Sr Patricia  

25 thoughts on “Appointment of consultors of the Pontifical Council for Culture: Sr Patricia Murray

  1.   Maria Theresia Hörnemann says:

    Congratulations, dear Sr. Pat!
    I am very happy about this appointment.
    Blessings for this mission,
    Sr. Maria Theresia Hörnemann,
    At the moment in India!

  2.   Caroline Clarke says:

    Congratulations on this wonderful appointment Pat! Wishing you many blessings as you undertake this important role. Due recognition of your extensive experience, wisdom and vision.
    Looking forward to meeting you on your next visit home. Bless you, Caroline Clarke

  3.   Sr Dominica Dipio says:

    Dear Sr Patricia and fellow appointees,
    My sincere congratulations to you! It such a humbling honour for us to serve the Church join this capacity!

  4.   Maria Cimperman, RSCJ says:

    This is WONDERFUL, Pat! You will bring the voices of women religious around the world to the circles of dialogue and encounter with you! Great that Pope Francis saw to this! Maria Cimperman, rscj

  5.   sr Mariella says:

    Congratulations to sr Patricia! It will be wonderful to work with you, with sr Dominica and all our fellow appointees in this service to the Church through the Pontifical Council for Culture. It is truly a humbling honour!

    •   Ufficio Comunicazioni says:

      Thank you very much sister for your nice message, which I will share with Sr Pat. She is happy to collaborate with other sisters. Patrizia UISG

  6.   Sr Maria Goretti LEE says:

    Dear Sister Pat
    Congratulations on your wonderful mission to the Pontifical Council for Culture!
    Blessings and prayers,
    Sr Maria Goretti LEE, SPC

  7.   Sr Antonietta Toomey says:

    Sr Pat … and they too are honoured to have you.
    You need only be yourself as always.
    God bless you in all that you are and do for God and his Church.

  8.   Ann Devine says:

    Dear Sr Patricia (Pat),
    Congratulations on your recent appointment.
    You are so committed to engaging with all women that your very presence and lived experiences will inspire and empower many to continue on our journey as one
    God bless and guide you
    Ann Devine (SC J M.)

  9.   Sr. Nokwanda Bam says:

    Sr. Pat what an honour to know you! I feel your appointment to serve in the Apostolic Council for Culture is an encouragement for us all to do our best wherever we are planted in the church Christ!

  10.   SHEILA LEMIEUX says:

    Pat, You’ve been top of my list to write and express my great delight for your new appointment. Your rich background and experience is so right for this appointment. Competent women in these positions is timely. Thank you.

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