Day 19, July 15: Forward in Hope

Day 19, July 15: Forward in Hope

The assembly began this last day by remembering in our prayers all those who died or were wounded in the terrorist attack yesterday in Nice…. Fr. Tomaz ended with some powerful words: “Let’s keep dreaming, but let’s dream together. If one person dreams alone, the dream remains a dream. But if we dream together, the dream becomes a reality.”

Day 18, July 14: Almost Home (I Think)

Day 18, July 14: Almost Home (I Think)

After the lunch break, Gabriel Naranjo of Colombia presented the final document on behalf of the Synthesis and Redaction Commission. He explained in detail how the committee drafted and prepared the document.

Day 17, July 13: Coming Down the Stretch

Day 17, July 13: Coming Down the Stretch

Frédéric Pellefigue from the Commission on Synthesis and Redaction presented proposed general lines of action. The floor was then opened for comments. As expected, many delegates made observations and suggestions. After lunch, the delegates again met in continental groups to discuss concrete lines of action for each conference. They will return tomorrow for a plenary session.

Day 16, July 12: Moving Towards a Vision

Day 16, July 12: Moving Towards a Vision

…the moderator, announced that the Central Commission wanted to assure the delegates that the final document would likely be only five or six pages. The assembly then once more went into small group discussions over the last part of the final document, on what commitments the Congregation could make regarding our missions and apostolic work.

Day, 15, July 11: Discerning Our Calling

Day, 15, July 11: Discerning Our Calling

Day, 15, July 11: Discerning Our Calling After prayer and the approval of the minutes, the assembly began a discussion on the international missions. Based upon recommendations from the provincial assemblies, the delegates engaged in table discussions about how to...
Day 13, July 9: Sweet Home Chicago

Day 13, July 9: Sweet Home Chicago

Day 13, July 9: Sweet Home Chicago After prayer, the assembly began as usual with the prayer for the assembly and the approval of the minutes. The Synthesis and Redaction Committee then presented the first draft of the final document. While waiting for copies of the...