• APPROVAL OF SOME ARTICLES OF THE CONSTITUTIONS

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    On October 13, 2015, the text of the changes or integrations in our Constitutions, as approved by the General Diet 2015 with absolute or qualified majority, had been presented to the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life for approval. With great joy I communicate to all of you that the above Congregation, with a Decree of November 20, 2015 (Prot. nr. C 1031/ 2008) has approved the new formulation of the articles as they are reported in the present "Notiziario". As requested  by the Congregation, the General Consulta, on December 9, 2015, has reformulated the following articles: nrs. 100-104-120-140-210.

  • DIACONATE OF BRO. RYAN

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    SPARTANBURG—When Ryan Dela Pena was in kindergarten, he drew a picture of what he wanted to be when he grew up, and it instantly drew the attention of a nun who taught him. “Is this what you want? Are you saying you want to be a priest?” she asked. “Yes!” was his emphatic response.

  • ANNUAL REPORT

    Very dear Confreres, We are at the beginning of May and, in accord with our Constitutions, the time has come for the preparation of the annual moral and financial Reports. Three years have passed from the last General Chapter and we now are on the way in the preparation of the General Diet (Sacrofano, Rome, July 6 to 18, 2015). According with our Constitution, it is also necessary to prepare the triennial Moral and Financial Reports (2012-2015).

  • REGARDING THE TRIENNAL REPORT TO BE PRESENTED TO THE 2015 GENERAL DIET

    Very dear Confreres,  taking into account the decree of the Congregation for the Religious Institutes (Prot. nr. 42993/2014 of August 7, 2014) that has granted us the immediate applicability of the modifications made by the General Chapter 2012 regarding the participants to the General Chapter and Diet,  taking note of the fact that on the base of that Decree the Local Superiors do not participate anymore as members with right to the General Chapter and Diet, the General Council, in regard to the examination of the Communities’ Annual Reports to be presented to next General Diet 2015, has decided to apply the following temporary norm.

  • DO NOT JOIN THE PROPHETS OF DOOM

    From April 7 to 11, 2015 I had the joyful opportunity of participating in the first International Congress for Formators to the Consecrated Life held in Rome. Purpose: An invitation which gathers various cultures together to reflect on the foundations of the identity of consecrated life in the Church and in the world, and on the formative exigencies in the contemporary contests.

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