XXIV General Chapter July 5 – August 5, 2014
July 5, 2014 Opening celebration of the XXIV General Chapter
We, with the General House community, gathered in our chapel to celebrate the First Vespers and so begin the General Chapter, strong and unique moment of grace for the whole institute.
July 6, 2014 Preliminary Phase
During the morning we gathered in the church for the reading of the message sent by the Secretary of State, by his Holiness Pope Francis .
7-8 July 2014 Days of Retreat
These two days of retreat, with the theme "... the voice of the Holy Gospel is spread throughout the universe," were led by Father Massimo Reschiglian (OFM). At the end of the afternoon we had the opportunity to stay for worship, doing so as the memory of Mother Catherine said: "The most beautiful hours of our lives are spent at the foot of the tabernacle."
July 9-12: Reports given on the different provinces we have around the world.
July 11, 2014 Reading of emails and messages
If "A good day starts in the morning" ... ours was marked by joy for the many messages and emails received from different fraternities scattered throughout the world. Every letter that is received by us strengthens us spiritually and recharges the feeling of "the beautiful union that exists" between us.
July 13, 2014
Eucharistic celebration presided by the Minister General: Fr Michael A. Perry (OFM)
July 15-16, 2014 ELECTION OF MOTHER GENERAL - COME, HOLY SPIRIT!!!