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 document to arrive, the members of the committee — […]
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Day 12, July 8: General Election Jeremy Dixon continues his chronicles on the official site of the General Assembly. It was a day primarily devoted to electing the Vicar General and Assistants General from the various regions.
Superior General and new General Council of the Congregation of the Mission: (from left) Fr. Aaron Gutierrez, Fr. Zeracristos Yosef, Fr. Miles Heinen, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, Superior General, Fr. Javier Álvarez, Vicar General, Fr. Matthew Kallamkal. #AG2016CM With the elections completed today, we present here the new members of the Congregation of the Curia.
11, July 7: Point(s) of Order Jeremy Dixon continues his chronicles…. After mass and breakfast, we began the day again invoking the Holy Spirit. On the second ballot, Javier Alvarez was re-elected vicar general. He thanked the assembly for once more entrusting him with this responsibility, who congratulated him with a standing ovation. The assembly […]
Fr. Francisco Javier Álvarez Munguía, CM has been re-elected Vicar General. Balloting continues through the day for Assistants General.
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 words to us as superior general, Fr. Tomaz urged us to be […]
Tomaž Mavrič, CM Twenty-fifth Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. Father Tomaž was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 9 May 1959. His mother, Leopoldina, and his father, Joze, were born in Slovenia in 1932. They left the country, which at that time was Yugoslavia, […]
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 moment to discern the will of God for the Congregation  After […]
There are introductions… and introductions. Let me introduce the new Superior General not by means of a resume on paper but by a resume that roots him squarely in the soil that nurtured him. This video was produced to tell the story of collaboration in the Vincentian Family in Ukraine. “A Vincentian Challenge” tells the story […]
In his first retreat reflection Bp. Varghese begins by sharing that he “accepted (this assignment) as a penance for making the proposal that the General Curia invite a CM bishop to speak at the General Assembly.” But anyone reading these reflections will quickly realize why he was chosen to speak at not only our Assembly […]