In accordance with the Constitutions (nos. 171 § 1, 172, and 173) and the General Statutes (no. 106 § 1), in execution of Motion no. 1 § 3 of the 2013 Ordinary General Chapter, I hereby
I ANNOUNCE AND CONVOKE THE 201ST GENERAL CHAPTER, Continue reading
The Chapter Assembly, in the afternoon session yesterday, elected a new General Council which will complement the Superior General, Fr Umberto Brugnoni, the head of the Congregation for the next six-year period. Elected were:
Don Nico Rutigliano, Vicar General and 1st Councilor General; Continue reading
Don Umberto Brugnoni , born in Cavona of Cuveglio (VA) – Italy May 24, 1952, he was elected Superior General of the Servants of Charity. And ‘the tenth successor of Don Guanella, from all of us a special wish. Continue reading
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that Brother Javier Hansen, FSC, of the District of San Francisco New Orleans (SFNO) of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle Christian Brothers) has been named as a youth delegate to the 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering.
Brother Javier will be one of three youth delegates to the Pre-Synod, which will convene March 19-25 in Rome, Italy. Continue reading
Forty days after Christmas, we celebrate the Lord who enters the Temple and comes to encounter his people. In the Christian East, this feast is called the “Feast of Encounter”: it is the encounter between God, who became a child to bring newness to our world, and an expectant humanity, represented by the elderly man and woman in the Temple.
In the Temple, there is also an encounter between two couples: the young Mary and Joseph, and the elderly Simeon and Anna. Continue reading
The SMM Philippine Delegation started the year 2018 with a General Assembly last January 11-12 at the Delegation House in New Manila, Quezon City. The meeting was facilitated by Rev. Fr. Benjie A. Notarte, SMM. He thanked all the confreres for their full participation in the life of the delegation in the previous year. The priorities of the delegation on Vocation Animation, Formation, On Going-Formation, Mission and Self-Sufficiency were highlighted in the gathering. Continue reading
The Annual Meeting of the Minister General and his Definitory with the newly elected Ministers and Custodes for 2018 was officially opened with the celebration of the Eucharist presided over by the Vicar General, Br. Julio Bunader, OFM (Homily: English – Español – Italiano). The meeting is taking place at the General Curia in Rome and will run from Jan. 17 to 25, 2018.
The new Ministers Provincials and Custodes: Continue reading
Dear brothers, may the Lord give you peace!
As we did for 2016-2017, we would like to present you with the guidelines for the next two years (2018-2019). These can be used as a tool for reflection, comparison and discernment in community, to help us deepen the realities in which we live and give new impetus to Interreligious dialogue.
It is our hope that the whole order may in some way join journey of preparation Continue reading
The five-week course, entitled Attraction, which introduces participants to prayer, also makes use of a candle, the rosary and several videoclips to help the user learn about prayer and put it into daily practice. Continue reading
The Master of the Order, fr. Bruno Cadoré, has appointed fr. Leobardo Almazán as the Assistant to the Permanent Delegate of the Order of Preachers to the United Nations and Permanent Representative at the UN Office in Geneva. His appointed will take effect from the 1st of January 2018. He will work under the direction of fr. Michael Deeb, Permanent Delegate of the Order to the UN. fr. Leo is from the Province of St. Martin de Porres, USA. Continue reading