Bengaluru, India: Members of the Province of Bangalore came together for the General Assembly of the Province in August 2018. The Assembly was held in two sessions 2-3 August and 24-25 August at Claret Nivas, Carmelaram. The month also coincides with General Canonical Visitation to the Province. Rev. Fr. Henry Omonisaye, General Consultor, and Rev. Fr. Callistus Joseph, Provincial Superior of Province of Germany, are making the visitation simultaneously in different communities of the province.
On 02-03 August, for the first session of the Assembly there were 67 participants, including the General Visitor Rev. Fr. Callistus Joseph, the Provincial Government and 17 Students. During the opening session Rev. Fr. Callistus Joseph gave the opening message and at noon presided the Eucharist and gave an inspiring homily.
On 24-25 August, for the second session of the Assembly there were 51 participants, including Rev. Fr. Henry Omonisaye, General Consultor and Visitor, and the Provincial Government. The first day began with the opening remarks of the Provincial Superior, followed by an orientation talk by Fr. Henry on the processes of transformation based on our XXV General Chapter document. The day being the Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, during the Eucharist Fr. Henry highlighted the call to Discipleship.
The message of Fr. General was read out at the beginning of both the Assemblies. These General Assemblies serve as the platform for all the members of the province to come together to share the Claretian Fraternity and to discuss and discern the life and mission of the province. During these Assemblies province’s reports were presented and evaluated. It was also an opportunity to discuss in common the important issues concerning province.