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Thank you for attending CMSM’s 2021 National Assembly

August 3-4, 2021

Keynote texts now available. Videos will be shared this week in Items of Note.

Keynote: Sr. Veronica Openibo, SHCJ
Keynote: Br. Philip Pinto, CFC

Pope Francis challenged religious to be special witnesses of doing, acting, and living, to be prophets going to the margins to transform our secular world in a message to religious six years ago, themes he revisited in a new way in Fratelli Tutti. Our speakers challenged us on how we are living out our prophetic witness and can “wake up the world” in changing times.

The National Assembly is held annually for members of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men. 

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Speakers

Dr. Ansel Augustine
Spiritual reflector

Sr Veronica Openibo, SHCJ

Sr. Veronica Openibo, SHCJ
Keynote speaker

Bro. Philip Pinto, CFC
Keynote speaker

Rev. Frank Donio, SAC, Executive Director
Very Rev. Adam Gregory Gonzales, OCD, President
Very Rev. Bro Kevin Griffith, CFC, President-elect
Bro. Pat McNamara, FMS, Vice President
Rev. Peter Schuessler, SDS, Board Member, Region 5
Susan Timoney, S.T.D., Facilitator

Schedule

  • Dynamic speakers

  • Spiritual reflections

  • VP and board elections

  • Small & large group discussions

VIRTUAL

Welcome
Very Rev. Adam Gregory Gonzales, OCD, president
Rev. Frank Donio, SAC, executive director

Spiritual Reflection
Ansel Augustine, Ph.D.

Keynote: Wake Up the World: Living Our Prophetic Witness
Sr. Veronica Openibo, SHCJ

Small group discussion 

Stretch break

Large group discussion
Facilitator: Susan Timoney, D.Min.

Report from the National Office
Fr. Donio and CMSM staff

Introduction of candidates and nominations (CMSM Board elections)
Facilitator: Rev. Peter Schuessler, SDS

Closing prayer

VIRTUAL

Welcome
Very Rev. Adam Gregory Gonzales, OCD

CMSM board election results announced
Facilitator: Bro. Patrick McNamara, FMS

Spiritual reflection
Dr. Ansel Augustine

Keynote: Living Our Prophetic Witness Through the Eyes of the Poor
Bro. Philip Pinto, CFC

Small group discussion

Stretch break

Large group discussion
Facilitator: Susan Timoney, D.Min.

President’s Address
Fr. Gonzales

Regional meetings

Installation of new president, Bro. Kevin Griffith, CFC
 Fr. Gonzales

Closing Prayer
Bro. Kevin Griffith, CFC

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