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AA NEWS - JANUARY 2018 PDF Print E-mail

AA News - January 2018In this issue:

Praise be to you!
Calls, Appointments, Approvals
The Plenary General Council
The PGC --- as if you were there
Something new: the Secretary General for Formation
Funding for Congregation Projects by the Office of Development and Solidarity
Apostolic and community priorities
Assumption Solidarity Campaign in 2018
Following the Mobilizing Works
Meeting in Tanzania
Closing remarks by Fr. Benoît Grière, Superior General
Lay Assumption
Ferdinand Sahani (Goma, RD-Congo)
Marie-Claire (Toulouse, France)
Assumptionist Portraits
Marcel Neusch, Theologian of Religious Life
The Cause of Father d'Alzon
The novitiates of the Augustine of the Assumption (2nd Part)
One hundred and twenty years of assumptionist byzantine studies

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 11:17
AA News - October 2017 PDF Print E-mail

AA_News-October-2017In this issue:
Agenda and nomination
Always further
Calling, Nominations, Approvals
Andean Province
North America - Philippines
The general chapter of the Oblates of the Assumption
The general chapter of the Orantes of the Assumption
The general chapter of the Little Sisters of the Assumption
The novitiates of the Augustine of the Assumption (1st Part)
The community of “Due Pini” greats you!

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Last Updated on Friday, 17 November 2017 13:25
Plenary General Council PDF Print E-mail

Plenary General Council 2016“Alone we go faster, with others we go farther.”

This African proverb quoted by the Superior General illustrates the conclusion of the work of the 10th PGC. Slowness is sometimes the “price to pay to have a true conscience of Congregation.” After a five year period of functioning, the PGC realizes that its “reflection had gained in depth in the past year, especially in the delicate file … of community re-organization,” thanks to the important decisions taken by consensus, an exercise “that requires humility for those in charge and a true spirit of collaboration for all.”

The PGC had begun with the participation of the Economic Council of the Congregation, the C.E.C., a positive and interesting initiative that showed the perspectives of the development of our Congregation, imposing foresight and a spirit of co-responsibility. “The Assumption, to pursue its mission, must have the economic and human means,” underlined Fr. General.

After having thanked Father Luiz Gonzaga for his welcome, he saluted the first participation of Father Juan Carlos Marzolla, the new Provincial charged with taking up “an immense challenge to allow the Andean Province to find the vigor and dynamism necessary to carry the Gospel to the 4 countries where it is present.” As we face rapid changes taking place in the Congregation, Fr. Benoît called for confidence: “our capacity to adapt will be determining to face the challenges of evangelization today.” Faced with secularism and individualism, it is a question of remaining “men of faith… We are not to fear the world but learn to love it,” he also underscored. “It is at that price that we will be able to contribute to change it,” The PGC was a time of meetings and discussions among Provincials, but also a time of evaluation together. That was the case for some mobilizing works into which are to be infused the spirit and the ambition of Father Emmanuel d’Alzon. The first nominations demonstrated that there exists from now on a greater solidarity in the mission, The Provincial Chapters are being prepared and we hope that they will produce ideal and new reflections or the General Chapter.

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Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016 12:45
AA News - July 2016 PDF Print E-mail

AA News - July 2016In this issue:
A Fire on Earth
Calls, Nominations, Changes
Kinshasa welcomes Father General
The Economic Summit of Pinhal
Assumptionist Solidarity Campagne, 2015
Pages of History
Ecological walk in the epistolary garden of Fr. d'Alzon
Near East Mission
The Jerusalem Meeting
10 keys to live better in community
1 The savor and the beauty of the word
2 The Apostolic Community
3 The Augustinian Community
4 The Assumptionist Community
5 Respect
6 Charity
7 Serviability
8 Edification
9 Dialog
10 Forgiveness and fraternal correction
Interview: Until Christ be formed in you
Witness: Led to God by the great painters
Our deceased brothers

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Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2016 12:39
Pope’s Q & A at Meeting With International Union of Superiors General PDF Print E-mail

Pope Francis and Superiors General 2016Posted by ZENIT on 13 May, 2016

Below is the Vatican-provided translation of Pope Francis’ Q & A during his meeting with the International Union of Superiors General yesterday afternoon in the Vatican:


12 May 2016

First question

For a better integration of women in the life of the Church
Pope Francis, you have said that “the feminine genius is necessary in all expressions of the life of the Church and of society”, and yet women are excluded from decision-making processes in the Church, especially at the highest levels, and from preaching in the Eucharist. An important obstacle to Church’s full embrace of the “feminine genius” is the bond that both decision-making processes and preaching have with priestly ordination. Do you see a way of separating from ordination both leadership roles and preaching in the Eucharist, so that our Church can be more open to receiving the genius of women in the very near future?

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