The Superior General received a letter (11 June) from Cardinal Sodano, the Secretary of State, informing him that the Holy Father has named him a member of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
(Cf. L'Osservatore Romano, June 29, 2001, p. 1)
Synod of Bishops
The Holy See has invited the Superior General to take part as an auditor in the upcoming Synod of Bishops which has as its theme “The Bishop: Servant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the Hope of the World.” The Synod will be held in Rome from September 30 to October 27.
(Cf. L'Osservatore Romano, September 17-18, 2001, p. 4)
On October 9, the Superior General, taking inspiration from St. Vincent, spoke to the bishops present at the Synod, inviting them to be fathers and brothers to the poor and to the priests.
(Cf. L'Osservatore Romano, October 8-9, 2001, p. 4)
Causes of the Saints
On 24 April 2001, in the presence of the Holy Father, the Decree on the Heroicity of the Virtues of the Servant of God Sr. Rosalie Rendu was promulgated. This Daughter of Charity was born on 9 September 1786 in Confort (France) and died on 7 February 1856 in Paris.
(L'Osservatore Romano, April 25, 2001, p. 1)
(vedere fotocopia del'Osservatore Romano)
El 20 de diciembre de 2001, en presencia del Santo Padre, fue promulgado el Decreto relacionado con un milagro atribuido a la intercesión del Venerable Siervo de Dios Marco Antonio Durando, Sacerdote de la Congregación de la Misión, Fundador de la Congregación de las Hermanas de Jesús Nazareno, nacido el 22 de mayo de 1801 en Mondoví (Italia) y muerto el 10 de diciembre de 1880 en Turín (Italia).
(L'Osservatore Romano, December 21, 2001, p. 1)