Fr Lawrence in his input sessions dwelt on the challenges faced by the religious congregations and the challenges of leadership in such situations. He stressed on the need of cultivating positive leadership, working towards change of mindset, seeing the same reality with different perspective,  being alert and cautious of the traps of languishing and working towards realizing and actualizing our true potentialities, thus live as God wants us to be. The leaders at various levels need to encourage Sisters to lead a purpose driven life, provide  opportunities to make use of their potentials for the effectivity of the mission. Speaking on motivation the Superiors were made to realise that intrinsic motivation is associated with greater energy, better performance, competence, positive coping and greater involvement and also enhances one’s mental and physical health, and that they need to work towards enhancing intrinsic motivation at all levels of our formation by creating meaning for what we do.

Rev Sr Susheela Sequeira our Superior General in her inaugural address said that, we respond to the exhortation of Pope Francis in our various roles of ‘leading’ and ‘shepherding’ others and we stay close to the vulnerable, the weak, the marginalised whether within our Province, Region, Delegation, Community, our students, neighbours, colleagues or others in the wider community and be “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep.”

At the end of the Meeting the Superiors drew up conclusions based on the sessions and group discussions to help them to be better Shepherds with the smell of the sheep, and that they may love genuinely those who are under their care.

At the beginning of the meeting Sr Lydia Serrao welcomed the gathering in very creative way, and Sr Lilly Pinto proposed vote of thanks at the closing of the Superiors’ Meeting. The three days programme was compeered by Sr Milly Fernandes, Assistant Superior General.