The title of this chronicle reflects the events of the day. Fr. Gregory Gay’s final address was so powerful that the lights went out at its conclusion!
Fr. Jeremy Dixon writes…
We began today with Fr. Greg speaking to the Assembly and all of the confreres in his last major address as Superior General. He thanked God for the blessings of the past 12 years and that he had much hope for the Congregation. As we celebrate 400 years since the birth of the Vincentian charism, he noted that our identity is simple: we are the Congregation of the Mission. We are international missionaries in an international community.
Sister Kathleen Appler, the Superioress General of the Daughters of Charity. assured the Assembly of the prayers of the Daughters and thanked Fr. Greg and the delegates for their longtime support and collaboration. Sr. Kathleen encouraged us to continue to be prophetic witnesses in the world and to challenge the Daughters to do the same.
The day concluded with a dinner hosted by DePaul University. Let’s hope that tomorrow is less exciting!
Visit the official site of the Assembly for the full text and links to the presentations.