6th September Cuernavaca, Mexico


Fr. Joachim Rego C.P. (Provincial SPIR), Fr. Denis Travers C.P. (CURIA) and Fr. Salvatore Enzo del Brocco C.P. (DOL) at the General Synod in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

The first formal day at the Passionist Retreat House in Cuernavaca (Mexico) was an ongoing formation day for Major Superiors of the Congregation, which took place in accordance with Recommendation Number 4 of the 2006 Passionist General Chapter.

At 7.00 a.m. Father Luigi Vaninetti (General Consultor) led the celebration of the Eucharist in Italian.

During the morning Father Stephen Rossetti, President of St. Luke’s Institute, Silver Springs, Maryland (USA) made a presentation to the assembly entitled “Re-Finding Hope in an Atheistic Age”. For the remainder of the morning the Major Superiors spent time in small group discussion, followed by a question time to the presenter.

In the afternoon the Major Superiors reflected on their leadership as Provincials and Regional Vicars. Two new Provincials – Father Salvatore Enzo del Brocco (DOL) and Father Joachim Rego (SPIR) – shared with the assembly their experiences and reflections on becoming a leader – offering some personal insights and reflections as they begin the ministry of Provincial. After which two former Provincials – Father Michael Higgins (CRUC) and Father Luis Alberto Cano (FAM) – reflected on their experience of Province leadership. The afternoon provided periods of reflection and language group discussion by the Major Superiors.

The ongoing formation day concluded at 6.00 p.m. with Evening Prayer in the assembly and concluding remarks by Father Rossetti.


One Response to “6th September Cuernavaca, Mexico”

  1. Edward P. Walton Says:

    Arthur McNally, one of the last editors of the now defunct “Sign Magazine” in the USA boasted in an editorial, “You would be hard pressed to find an order that has changed as much as we have changed since the Second Vatican Council”.

    One Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.

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