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LEADERSHIP AND STRUCTURE

We are an international community, led by a general superior with her six councilors at Ingenbohl. The community is structured in 13 provinces and three vicariates led by the province and vicariate leadership teams.  The provinces and vicariates are made up of local communities in a specific region.

THE GENERAL CHAPTER

The General Chapter is our hightest legislative authority. Its membership is made up of the following:

  • General Leadership
  • General Treasurer
  • Superiors of Provinces and Vicariates
  • Elected Delegates

The General Chapter elects the General Leadership. It discusses current questions of the community and gives directional input for the future.

THE GENERAL LEADERSHIP

The general superior and her councilors form the general leadership. This group makes sure that the charism remains alive. It promotes, shapes and preserves unity in diversity and makes diversity in unity possible. It implements the goals of our community and the decisions of the General Chapter. It accompanies the individual provinces and vicariates in their actual situations. It carries out the General Visitation in the provinces and vicariates.

Headquarters of the General Leadership
The Headquarters of the General Leadership is in the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross in Ingenbohl, Switzerland. The Motherhouse is also the center of the Mother Province of Switzerland.


The Generalate Community
The Generalate Community is in one of the many convents of sisters in the Motherhouse. A group of sisters lives together with the general leadership and supports their concerns and many ministries.

Special emphasis is given to hospitality and a lived internationality. It is a place of encounter. Sisters from provinces and vicariates all over the world, who come for visits or on vacation, experience the generalate community as their home.

Present General Leadership

General Superior
Sr. Marija Brizar
Province of Croatia

General Assistant
Sr. Verena Maria Oberhauser
Province of Middle Europe

General Councilor
Sr. Elsit J. Ampattu
Province of Northeast India

General Councilor
Sr. Anna Affolter
Mother Province of Switzerland

General Councilor
Sr. Lucila Zovak
Province of Croatia

General Councilor
Sr. Sheeja Kolacheril
Province of South India

General Councilor
Sr. Dorothee Halbach
Province of Baden-Württemberg

Present General Treasurer

Sr. Jaroslava Kotulakova
Province of Slovakia

Present General Secretary

Sr. Suprabha Kalappurayil
Province of Northeast India

Present General Archivist

Sr. Agnes Maria Weber
Mother Province of Switzerland

THE GENERAL LEADERSHIP MAKES SURE THAT THE CHARISM REMAINS ALIVE.