Capitular rule #227 : «every year the statement of accounts... » We began our fourth day fulfilling one of the stipulations of the capitular rules. Three, two, one ---- off ! Today the general treasurer took the floor. We danced and waltzed in the company of numbers and Excel tables. He provided an aspirin to assure all of us : « The difference between the budget and the actual results in terms of the numbers is nothing more than you can see in the curve on my chart and comes from the amount that you see at the top….. »
The delicacies we were waiting for finally showed up at our work-table... a little dessert to pick us up and top off the delicacies we enjoy in the pasta plates offered daily by the Oblate Sisters who are caring of us. By the way, homemade cakes and cookies are available at each coffee break.
Rome awakens... Breakfast, meditation, Mass.. The PGC begins its work-day. No morning workout here, but small group meetings to discuss the Superior General’s visitation letter to the province of Chile-Argentina.
A first for Fr. Etienne, the first Malagasy provincial of Madagascar. First PGC in 2013. First PGC in the pontificate of Francis. First time that Fr. General has had the time to involve us in his report.
Dear Fathers and brothers, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the whole Congregation in especial way the parishes and individuals who contributed to the roofing of Kyabakadde Church in Uganda.
My name is Martine Tapsoba, born in Burkina Faso (Africa). I completed my studies there and did my novitiate in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. I spent my first years of religious formation in Paris from 1986 to 1991.
Homily of Father Benoît Grière, superior general of the Assumptionists
On May 25, 2013, gathered at Due Pini for their general assembly, the African general assistants (from different missionary congregations) living in Rome, asked Fr Benoît Grière , superior general of the Assumptionists, to celebrate the Eucharist for them. Here is the complete homily he delivered in French.