Who are we? How are we doing? What do we need to do?
These are the questions implicit in the two-week meeting of the Provincial leaders of the Congregation of the Mission. They will represent more than 3,000 Vincentian priests and brothers working in 50 provinces in the world.
The highest governing body of the Congregation of the Mission meets every six years. In the interim all of the Provincials of the world gather to take stock of the previous years and what needs to be done.
The purpose of the meeting is to pray, reflect, study and learn from one another. Superior General Fr. Gregory Gay expresses the hope that it will be a time of a transforming event. He sees parallels with the disciples going up the mountain and experiencing that “It is good for us to be here”.
With this in mind the meeting will take place July 1 through July 13 on the campus of St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. The pages of cmglobal.org will share much of this experience by offering access to the documents used as the basis for discussion. Hopefully we will be able to add additional video interviews and photo galleries that will communicate something of the experience of these days.
One of the additional opportunities includes more extensive use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter #CMVisitors, Pinterest, etc.