The holy apostles Peter and Paul were honored, following a tradition launched last year, by the celebration of First Vespers, Friday, June 28, at 6 PM at our shrine of St. Peter-in-Gallicantu. The service was presided by Most Rev. Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the new papal nuncio and apostolic delegate.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday…... it’s been one day after another and the fatigue has been building up. As for every other day, Victor and Anastasio, our translators for French to Spanish and Spanish to French, are at their posts. Headsets in place, they’re ready to translate our conversations and texts.
«Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations» (Mt 28 :19). Having adopted this motto, the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro is preparing to welcome thousands, perhaps millions, of young people for World Youth Day, July 23-28, 2013.
We began our work today by putting a finishing touch on the topic we were discussing yesterday, namely a review of our recent foundations, and trying to define criteria to evaluate them and support them.
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….. »