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The first days of the chapter centered on sharing the general administration's view of the congregation, including challenges and hopes for the future. "Today we will totally change our perspective," said Fr. Stefan Tertünte, moderator. "Now it will be you, representatives of all our Dehonian religious, who will present the reality of our consecrated life as it is experienced on the various continents." Delegates spent the morning in continental groups,…
Yesterday, the chapter focused on the State of the Congregation. Today the spotlight turned to the congregation’s finances.  Fr. Luca Zottoli, general treasurer, began his report by noting three key issues identified by the 2015 General Chapter: financial independence, aging and vocations. “These continue to be crucial issues for the congregation; the general administration kept these issues in mind as it developed its economic policies,” he said.  In the programmatic…
The day opened with Mass celebrated by Fr. Heiner Wilmer, former superior general. It would be his last Mass with the Rome community before leaving to prepare for his new assignment as bishop of Hildesheim, Germany. Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño Martín, the current superior, thanked Fr. Heiner for his service. He said that Fr. Heiner had not only been a good leader, but an excellent confrere, a brother in life…
A special moment for the congregation “This is a dynamic moment for the congregation,” said Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño Martín, SCJ, superior general, in welcoming delegates to the XXIV General Chapter. “It is a time for intense communion while also recognizing our diversity. We must let the Holy Spirit touch our hearts, and to do this, we must have an open heart, and open mind… “Walking together as Dehonians isn’t…
The opening mass for the XXIV General Chapter will be broadcast live by TeleDehon. It will begin at 18:30 in Rome. View it here, or on Facebook live. Fr. Carlos Enrique Caamaño, superior general, will be the main celebrant.