XI General Assembly, Bangalore India, 15-30 January 2019
In view of the International Assembly of Bangalore in January 2019, we direct this questionnaire to all the Fraternities. The theme chosen for this assembly is Missionary Diocesan Priests Inspired by the witness of Br. Charles de Foucauld.
The social and ecclesial realities of our continents have changed profoundly since our last assembly in Poissy. Pope Francis calls us to a new impulse (élan) for evangelization in his exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. We ask that each fraternity would make a review of life from this questionnaire so that the reflection of the international assembly will be rooted in the life and mission of each one of us as diocesan priests. We propose the following process:
First, each fraternity responds to this questionnaire.
Secondly, the report will be sent to the regional responsible before May 2017.
Thirdly, the regional report will be sent to Aurelio by September 2017 so that the International Council can use this in their meeting in January 2018 in Bangalore.
The reports will be summarized and published in each country’s language.
Part One : Human
How do our political, economic, social and cultural realities touch me and my fraternity?
Part Two: Church
How have we, as a diocese, parishes and communities, been inspired and illuminated by Evangelii Gaudium to be a Church reaching out to the peripheries? What are the obstacles and dangers in this journey?
Part Three: Fraternities
How do we experience the spirituality of Br. Charles through the Review of Life, Day in the Desert, Eucharistic Adoration, and accompanying the poor?
Also, please provide the following information:
a. Number of priests in your Fraternity
b. Number of brothers that have done the Month of Nazareth
c. Support to other Fraternities
d. contacts with the Spiritual Family of Br. Charles