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Congress / Assy 2013

From 8 to 22 September 2013, the International Congress of Provincial Secretaries of Formation and Studies entitled "Iesus ibat cum illis" (Lk 24:15) takes place in Santa Maria degli Angeli (Porcjunkula) in Italy. Franciscan accompaniment – a formative approach.

The Congress is attended by 102 brothers from all over the world, including 7 brothers from our North Slavic Conference.

The lecturers offered the following lectures:
1. Introduction of the Minister-General Michael A. Perry OFM) – see.
2. "From continental Congresses to the International Congress of the SGFS" (o. Vidal Rodríguez López OFM, SGFS) – see.
3. "Bilicing dimension of accompaniment" (o. Luigi Orlandi OFM) – see.
4. "Anthropological dimension of accompaniment" (o. Johannes B. Freyer OFM) – see.
5. "Accompaniment in consecrated life" (o. Paolo Martinelli OFMCap) – see.
6. "Accompaniment in formation to religious life" (o. Abp. José Rodríguez Carballo OFM, Secretary of CIVCSVA) – see.
7. "Pedagogical dimension of accompaniment" (o. Albert Schmucki OFM) – see.
8. "Theological and sacramental dimension" (o. Vincenzo Battaglia OFM)
9. "The psychological dimension of accompaniment" (o. Daniel Fleitas OFM) – see.
10. "Formation synthesis of accompaniment" (Fr. Amedeo Cencini) – see.
11. "Continental Congresses" – see.
On this page you can find more information about Congress, including the texts of lectures in the other languages of the Order – see.

Working in groups and dialogue with each lecturer was a way to deepen the content. The fact that Congress is held in such an unusual place has also allowed participants to pray about the issues raised.

Here you can find the homilies delivered during the Congress:
1. The Inauguration Mass of the Congress (Minister-General, O. Michael A. Perry OFM) – see.
2. Vespers in the Basilica of The Common Room of Clara (Deputy Secretary-General for formation and study, o. Sergei Bałdyga OFM) – see.
3. Mass in the lower Basilica of Sacro Convento (Secretary General of Formation and Studies, o. Vidal Rodríguez López OFM) – see.

Congress program:

September 9 (Monday)
10.30 Holy Mass (Minister General, o. Michael A. Perry OFM – LIVE)
15.00 Conference of the Minister-General – LIVE
16.00 dialogue with the Minister-General
17.30 "From continental congresses to the International Congress of the SGFS"
(o. Vidal Rodríguez López OFM, SGFS – LIVE)

September 10 (Tuesday)
08.45 Bibilija meditation in the building: Lk 24:13-18 (Africa)
09.00 "Bibilijny dimension of accompaniment" (o. Luigi Orlandi OFM – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 11 (Wednesday)
08.45 Bibilija meditation in the building: Lk 24:13-18 (North America)
09.00 "Anthropological dimension of accompaniment" (o. Johannes B. Freyer OFM – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 12 (Thursday)
08.45 Bibilijna meditation in the building: Lk 24,19-29 (Asia EAC)
09.00 "Franciscan dimension of accompaniment" (o. Fernando Uribe OFM – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
18.15 sly in the Basilica of St. Clare – LIVE

September 13 (Friday)
08.45 Bibilija meditation in the building: Lk 24:19-29 (Western Europe)
09.00 "Accompaniment in consecrated life" (o. Paolo Martinelli OFMCap – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 14 (Saturday). Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Alwerni
09.00 "Accompaniment in formation to religious life" (o. Abp. José Rodríguez Carballo OFM, Secretary of CIVCSVA – LIVE)
09.45 dialogue with lecturer
11.00 Holy Mass (Fr. Cardinal. João Braz de Aviz Prefetto CIVCSVA – LIVE)
15.00 procession to the stigma chapel

16 Sep (Monday)
08.45 Bibilija meditation in the building: Lk 24:19-29 (South America)
09.00 "Pedagigic dimension of accompaniment" (o. Albert Schmucki OFM – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 17 (Tuesday)
08.45 Bibilija meditation in the building: Lk 24,30-32 (Asia SAOOC)
09.00 "Theological and sacramental dimension" (o. Vincenzo Battaglia OFM – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
18.00 Holy Mass at Sacro Convento

September 18 (Wednesday)
08.45 Bibilijna meditation in the building: Lk 24:30-32 (Holy Lands)
09.00 "Psychological dimension of accompaniment" (o. Daniel Fleitas OFM – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 19 (Thursday)
08.45 Bibilija meditation in the building: Lk 24:33-35 (Central Europe)
09.00 "Formation synthesis of accompaniment" (Fr. Amedeo Cencini – LIVE)
10:30 a.m. lecture in the classroom – LIVE
11.45 dialogue with lecturer in the classroom
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 20 (Friday)
08.45 Bibilijna meditation in the building: Francis and his first confreres (Province of Serafica)
09.00 group work
15.00 group work
17.30 results of work in groups in the auction

September 21 (Saturday)
09.00 meeting of general definitors with the brothers of individual Conferences
11.00 congress closing meeting – LIVE
16.00 Holy Mass in the basilica (Minister General, o. Michael A. Perry OFM – LIVE)