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Day 4 – Back to Hogwarts

Day 4Day 4 – Back to Hogwarts

Jeremy Dixon continues his chronicles…

We returned to Cortelyou Commons, our regular meeting space, this morning. Thanks to Fr. Dennis Holtschneider and DePaul, the problem with the generator was fixed during the night. Hogwarts, you ask? Yesterday, when saying where we would be meeting, a confrere noted that we were not going back to “the Harry Potter building.” Although it bears a resemblance, I must say that the paintings of the former DePaul presidents do not speak. [Ed. – Hogwarts is the fictional British school  from the Harry Potter novels.]

After prayer, we watched a video about the life of a seminarian in Madagascar. An interesting note is that videos of young Vincentians will be shown throughout the assembly, each saying what are their dreams for the Congregation and the General Assembly. We heard the other day from two Polish seminarians, Daniel Frac and Piotr Mackowiak.

…Joe Geders, the treasurer general, then spoke about the finances and investments of the Congregation. Of particular note are our investments in socially responsible and renewable energy companies (“social impact investments”). . … (He) made a second presentation about the resources of the Congregation and solidarity.

In the afternoon, group meetings were held with each conference of visitors (groups by region) to discuss solidarity in greater depth. Tomorrow are more reports on mission and the Vincentian Family, as well as a straw ballot for the election of the Superior General.

See the full chronicle as the official Assembly site.

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Hogwarts Great Hall (Wikipedia)

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One Response to Day 4 – Back to Hogwarts

  1. Joseva Tuimavule cm July 1, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    thank you fr dennis and the de paul university for the beautiful dinner hosted last night. we are again feel the deep love and affection your university has for our mission or apostolic callings. and to see the generator fixed in no time so we can return to the commons today and the translators comfortably in their cubicles set up. we are very grateful. the whole GA2016 has been informative and engaging…thank you GA2016 Joe Agnostino cm and your team for making it happen everyday. Plus the daily coverage has even my parish community updated..thank you Jeremy Dixon cm for the daily updates via the wires/network. #HumblyProud2beCM