Archive for September 13th, 2008

Opening Mass for 2008 General Synod

13 September, 2008

13th September in Cuernavaca, Mexico

13 September, 2008

The General Synod members go on pilgrimage on Saturday, 13th September to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

A bus with Synod members aboard will depart Cuernavaca at 8.00 a.m. and the Superior General, Fr. Ottaviano D’Egidio will celebrate Mass in the Basilica at 11.00 a.m.

12th September in Cuernavaca, Mexico

13 September, 2008

Father Battista Ramponi C.P. (General Econome) and Fr. Jesus Maria Aristin, C.P. (Secretary General for Solidarity and MIssion) prepare to give their reports at the General Synod in Mexico.


The Synod members gathered for Morning Prayer which was led by Juan Maria Rosasco (Argentina)

In the morning the General Synod were led in a process by the Facilitator, Sr. Christine Anderson, to review the work of yesterday afternoon’s groups to create Structures for Solidarity in the areas of Finance, Personnel and Formation.

In the afternoon the Synod received reports from Fr. Battista Ramponi (General Econome), Fr. Jesus Maria Aristin (Secretary for Solidarity and Mission) and Fr. Kevin Dance (Passionist Representative at the United Nations, New York.

At the end of the day Mass was celebrated in Spanish by Fr. Francisco Valadez, Provincial of Christ the King Province, Mexico

Another day begins in Cuernavaca, Mexico

13 September, 2008

Antonio Curto (one of the Italian Provincials) and Joachim Rego (Provincial of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) make their way to the General Synod Hall to begin the day on Friday 12th September in Cuernavava, Mexico.