From June 23rd through June 28th 2015 in Quebec City, 27 delegates of the Pius X Secular Institute from 5 different countries met in the Maison du Renouveau to live the 2015 General Assembly. It was a grace-filled moment to listen “hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Rev 2:7).
Among the characteristic traits of the Pius X Secular Institute, we find joy and Family spirit. It’s under that light that deliberations and exchanges were held. In an honest quest for truth and the will of God on the different matters put forth, the General Assembly let itself be inspired by its founder, Father Henri Roy, to receive a audacious and prophetic wind of renewal that will mark the coming years.
The presence of consecrated and associate members from Colombia, Guatemala and Venezuela brought youth and novelty with Latino rhythms to our Family. The internationalization of the Pius X Secular Institute was more concretely felt by the presence of these men who carry the same spirit and zeal for the evangelization of today’s world.
Seven (7) resolutions were adopted by the General Assembly. Among these, we find The Family: A Key Aspect for the Mission, The Vocation: A Priority to Develop and Our Means of Communication: A Necessary Adaptation. It is not only the General Council’s efforts that will allow these resolutions to be put into practice. Each member is called to live out a joint responsibility; concrete occasions are given to us as we work to implement these resolutions.
After consulting with the members elected to the General Council, I have appointed the different responsibilities among them. These nominations may be surprising, but I believe the mark a new beginning for the Pius X Secular Institute. The new General Council is composed of:
- Father Marcel Caron, director general
- Mr. Michel Paquet, assistant director general
- Mr. Claude Beauchemin, administrator
- Mrs. Ginette Larose, secretary general
- Father Réjean Langlais, councillor
- Mr. Miguel Ángel Avendaño Toledo, councillor
- Mr. Guy Brodeur, councillor
Miguel Ángel Avendaño Toledo will also assume the task of territorial director for Latin America. Every General Council member undertakes this new responsibility with one desire: to be at the service of the Family so that the mission can be accomplished every day. A new chapter opens for the Pius X Secular Institute Family! A wind of renewal is upon us! Together, day by day, we will give a new answer to the call we have received! Yes to the Gospel! Yes to the poor and the lowly! Yes to the mission!
Fr. Marcel Caron, ispx