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 […]
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Bishop Varghese, a former member of the Congregation’s Curia, offered the following homily at the beginning of a day of recollection prior to the election of the Superior General and Assistants. XIV Sunday in Ordinary Time: Lk. 10:1-12, 17-20: The Missionary mandate of all Christians. Full text … The missionary does not go as a conqueror, but as […]
Day 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 […]
The title of this chronicle reflects the events of the day. Fr. Gregory Gay’s final address was so powerful that the lights went out at its conclusion!
The Assembly seems to be running well ahead of schedule. So much so that CELESTINO FERNÁNDEZ, CM was asked to offer a day early his presentation The Vincentian Charism and the New Evangelization: Some significant Vincentian elements for the present day process of evangelization. Visit the official web page for an outline and a link to the document.
Fr. Gregory Gay, the Superior General, presiding, called on the Congregation to “go out” and continue to bring the Good News to the poor. “…the first day is in the books and all went as smooth as possible, considering the varied backgrounds of the 111 delegates that were present today. So evening will pass and […]
Fr. Dennis Holstchneider, President of host DePaul University, evokes the powerful image of the first Vincentians crossing the ocean 200 years ago to a new world.
DePaulNewsline writes at the beginning of the General Assembly… Faculty and staff in Lincoln Park may notice some extra visitors on campus over the next few weeks. From June 27 to July 15, DePaul will host 130 Vincentian delegates and visitors from provinces around the world for the 42nd General Assembly of the Congregation […]
Fr. G. Gregory Gay, CM writes a letter explaining how to follow news of the up-coming General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission. Dear Confreres, May the grace of Jesus Christ accompany us during this final stage of preparation for the XLII General Assembly, which will take place in Chicago (the United States) from […]