Archive for September 18th, 2008

Departures from Cuernavaca, Mexico

18 September, 2008

The General Synod finishes this evening at 6.00 p.m. with the Closing Mass celebrated by the Superior General, Fr. Ottaviano D’Egidio.  However, already some of the participants have taken leave of the meeting!

The two Aussies returning to Australia depart this evening, and Denis Travers stays on in Cuernavaca for a meeting of the General Council before returning to Rome.

Young Passionists Panel at General Synod

18 September, 2008

At the General Synod in Cuernavaca (Mexico) three Passionists who attended the Young Passionist Gathering in Australia prior to World Youth Day in Sydney – Paul Matsumoto (Japan), Marco Pasquali (Italy) and Ramiro Ruiz (Colombia) – formed a panel and shared their experiences of the meeting.

16th September in Cuernavaca, Mexico

18 September, 2008

Father Alejandro Gonzalez is a member of the Christ the King Province, Mexico. He is the Novice Master in the Province and has responsiblity for three novices.  Alejandro has been a member of the Liturgical Commission for the 2008 General Synod.



Antonio Maria Munduate (Colombia) celebrated Mass in Spanish to begin the day.

Father General Ottaviano D’Egidio clarified the understanding of the General Council to issues raised yesterday concerning the new areas of configuration of the Congregation.

The General Synod continued to dialogue with the new proposed configurations.

After morning tea the new configuration groups reported back to the Assembly. Each group was asked to give their new configuration a name, to nominate a coordinator and to suggest structures for the possible configurations.

Prior to lunch the Faciliator, Sr. Christine made presentations: “Four Stars of Organisation” and “Authority and Power in Religious Congregations”.

In the afternoon the General Synod continued discussion on the Structures of Solidarity in the areas of Finance, Personnel and Formation.

The General Synod approved two proposals presented Battista Ramponi – approval of budget of the General Econome 2009-2010 and approval of  renovation work in the house of St. John and Paul, Rome

Evening Prayer was led by Edwin Flor (Philippines)