JERUSALEM - On Thursday, August 26, 2021, His Beatitude Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, visited Mother Sophie Hattar and congratulated her on her recent election as new Superior General of the Rosary Sisters, in presence of her third counselor serving in the Holy Land Sr. Virginie Habib and Sr. Leonie Salem.
During the meeting, which took place at the Rosary Sisters Monastery in Beit Hanina, the Latin Patriarch presented Mother Sophie with an icon of the Virgin Mary embracing the Holy City of Jerusalem.
The Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem, Bishop Boulos Marcuzzo, also attended the meeting, alongside the Chancellor of the Latin Patriarchate, Fr. Davide Meli, the Personal Secretary to the Patriarch, Fr. Firas Abedrabbo, in addition to other Latin Patriarchate priests.
On July 3, 2021, Mother Sophie Hattar was elected as the new Superior General of the Rosary Sisters, succeeding Mother Iness Al-Yaacoub. Last Friday, August 20, the congregation gathered at their church in Beit Hanina to congratulate and vow obedience to the new Superior General.
In a statement posted on Facebook, the Rosary Sisters said: “With our prayers, we accompany the Superior General and her council, so that they can carry out their service in an evangelical spirit, and lead the congregation according to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of Our Lady of the Rosary and our foundress St. Marie Alphonsine.”
Visit of Patriarch Pizzaballa to Mother Sophie in Beit Hanina
Welcoming of Mother Sophie Hattar in Jerusalem