Chronicle of the 43rd General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission, July 9

by | Jul 11, 2022 | Congregation of the Mission, News

After the celebration of the Eucharist, the session began with the invocation of the Holy Spirit (in Chinese).

Video presentation of the Province of the Philippines explaining the ministry of accompanying widows and orphans of individuals who have been extrajudicially murdered.

The secretary of the Assembly presented the Minutes of July 8th which were approved unanimously.

The delegates spent some time in personal reflection on the Draft Document developed by the Synthesis Commission and were invited to respond to the following question: what resolutions is the Holy Spirit inviting me to make as a result of these ten priorities … resolutions that impact my missionary life?

After a break, the delegates met in linguistic groups (subdivided into groups of 4 or 5 persons) and dialogued about the question: what resolutions did I take with regard to the proposal of the Decalogue for revitalization? After the sharing of those reflections, the group responded to the following question: What do I think about the resolutions that I have just listened to from my confreres?

Thus, the morning session was concluded and the delegates were reminded that the afternoon sesión would begin at 15:30 hours.

After some practical matters were settled by Father Giuseppe TURATI, the moderator explained that work that was to be done this afternoon until 17:30 hours.

The Western Province of the United States showed a video that explained their priorities in the United States and in Kenya.

The remainder of the afternoon was spent in dialogue about the priorities that the Congregation should adopt in order to revitalize its identity. The Synthesis Commission will take notes in order to prepare a new Draft Document which will be distributed to the delegates on Monday.