Assembly of Major Superiors
The General Definitory has decided to follow the decision taken during the last Sexennium to convene the Order’s Assembly of Major Superiors every year, for it provides an opportunity to share, to act collegially and synodically, and to deal with issues of relevance to the whole Hospitaller Family of St John of God.
All the Provincials and the General Delegate, the heads of the General Commissions, the Postulation General, and the Superiors of the three Rome Communities (General Curia, Tiber Island Hospital and the Vatican Pharmacy) are attending this first Assembly of the new Sexennium which has just begun.
The team of the Assembly is “Go forth with passion to promote hospitality”, which is the same as the one chosen by the General Definitory for the Sexennium. It is an appeal to the whole Saint John of God Family to live the vocation which our Lord has given us passionately, enthusiastically and confidently, and to place all we have at the service of our Gospel-inspired Hospitality.
One very important matter that will be dealt with is care for creation, consistently with what Pope Francis has been advocating, and care for the vulnerable people entrusted to the Order’s centres and services.In the course of the week, the Plan of Action of the General Government, the Regions and the General Commissions will be set out, and external speakers will be invited to address particular topics, while time will be set aside for group work and for sharing in plenary.