Last month, the Dominican Sisters of Amityville and their associates gathered for a week to conduct their Chapter of Affairs – 2012 at the motherhouse to pray together, discuss their gifts and resources and make decisions as to how they will move forward in the Mission of Jesus. Groups of eight or nine spent the week in prayer, contemplative silence, listening and sharing on material prepared and presented by committees of Sisters and associates. The material for these committees came from the less formal meetings over the past 18 months. To mark the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, the groups studied and shared insights about the Council’s documents. The group pledged to seek ways to further serve the vulnerable and to continue as visible witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus.