When the general assembly of the Daughters of Charity met in 1979, it did so to update itself within the context of the Second Vatican Council. The question was how to do this while remaining faithful to the gospel and the vision of Louise de Marillac and Vincent de Paul. In his address, Superior General James Richardson summarizes the assembly’s business. He identifies some of the conflicts among the Daughters. He uses the founders’ words, exhorting them to resolve the conflicts and make changes while ensuring that they are doing God’s will. Prayer is an important part of this process, and Richardson offers one at the end of his speech.
Richardson, James W. C.M.
"Address to the General Assembly of the Daughters of Charity 8 December 1979,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 17
, Article 9.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol17/iss2/9