New Superior Chosen by Pious Disciples of the Divine Master

They Participate in Eucharistic Adoration in St. Peter's Basilica

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ROME, MAY 4, 2005 (Zenit.org).- The Pious Disciples of the Divine Master elected Sister M. Regina Cesarato as their new general superior for a six-year term.



Sister Regina, who until now had been general councilor, expressed her willingness to become "bread broken and blood outpoured," following the example of Christ.

Collaborating with her in the new General Council are six members from the Philippines, Italy, Mexico, India, Korea and Poland.

The congregation concluded the first session of its general chapter in Rome on May 1. The session ended with a Mass held in the Church of Jesus Master, presided over by Archbishop Franc Rodé, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

He exhorted the women religious about the importance of this moment as a time to listen to the Holy Spirit in order to arrive at a profound renewal of their institute as it serves the Church and humanity.

The congregation is the third foundation of the Pauline Family, instituted by Blessed James Alberione on Feb. 10, 1924. It has 1,400 members worldwide entrusted with the mission of proclaiming Jesus living in the liturgy, in the priesthood and especially in the Eucharist.

For almost a quarter-century they have been sustaining the Eucharistic adoration in St. Peter's Basilica for the intention of the Holy Father and for his pastoral ministry.

In a statement to ZENIT the congregation said of its members: "Their prayer ministry is a form of solidarity for the men and women of our time, and in a very particular way, for those who work in the field of social communications."