Day 12, July 8: General Election

Day 12, July 8: General Election

Day 12, July 8: General Election  After approving the minutes, the assembly watched a short video from the seminarians of Colombia. They then began the election of the assistants general. The first assistant elected was Aaron Gutierrez. He is 65 years old, the visitor...
Day 10, July 6: Solidarity

Day 10, July 6: Solidarity

Day 10, July 6: Solidarity The day began with mass celebrated by Fr. Tomaz with the main concelebrants being Michael Talapkanych, the other delegate from the vice-province of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, and Paul Roche of Ireland, the former vice-provincial. In his first...
Chronicle: Day 7 THE GRACE AND THE CHALLENGE OF DISCERNMENT

Chronicle: Day 7 THE GRACE AND THE CHALLENGE OF DISCERNMENT

Chronicle: Day 7 THE GRACE AND THE CHALLENGE OF DISCERNMENT Today we had a very fruitful day of recollection that was directed by Bishop Varghese Thottamkara, CM who invited us to experience in an intense manner the proceedings of this General Assembly as a privileged...
Day 9, July 5: Habemus Superiorem Generalem!

Day 9, July 5: Habemus Superiorem Generalem!

Jeremy DIxon writes of Day 9, July 5: Habemus Superiorem Generalem! Our day began with mass celebrated by Fr. Greg, his last as superior general. At the end of mass, Bishop Varghese led the assembled confreres in a prayer of blessing over him. As we settled into our...
Day 6, July 2: Discerning Hearts

Day 6, July 2: Discerning Hearts

Jeremy Dixon continues his daily chronicle from the General Assembly with Day 6, July 2: Discerning Hearts After approving the minutes, Guiseppe Turati, the Secretary General, gave a report on the statistical data of the Congregation. Members total 3,187, a 3 percent...
Day 5, July 1  Family Values

Day 5, July 1 Family Values

Day 5, July 1  Family Values – Jeremy Dixon continues his daily chronicle… After the usual greetings of the day and the approval of the minutes, the assembly heard from John Rybolt, who announced the completion of the history of the Congregation and a...