Postponed since 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, the leaders of the Pius X Secular Institute believe that the minimal conditions are met to carry out this important General Assembly. The pandemic will have introduced us to the use of different communication technologies; the delegates from Guatemala and Colombia will work in virtual communion with the members from Canada and the United States who will be meeting in person at the Maison du Renouveau.
The meeting of April 30th and May 1st will not only allow for the study of the different proposals that will be presented to the General Assembly, but will also give the opportunity to verify the operating mode from three different venues.
Among the different proposals, there are important topics: the choices to be made to ensure the future of the Institute, the presence of the elderly in the Family, the means of communication, the possibility of establishing an apostolic center in Latin America, etc. Undoubtedly, other topics will also be discussed during the General Assembly.
In addition to these topics to be discerned, the delegates of the Assembly will also elect a new General Council. This is one of the most important tasks that the members of the General Assembly will carry out.
For several years now, the preparation of the 2022 General Assembly has been carried out by a preparation committee, under the leadership of Guy Brodeur and Ginette Larose, an associate couple and member of the current General Council. With the support of Suzanne Guérard, Réjean Langlais, Robert Marcoux and Huguette Labrecque from the Quebec region, with André Plourde and Maryse Guérin from the Saguenay/Lac St-Jean region, and with Miguel Ángel Avendaño Toledo from the Guatemala region, they have undertaken visits to every Institute region, collected different ideas for proposals for the General Assembly and proceeded to the election of the different delegates and substitutes.
The preparation for the General Assembly is also a spiritual one among the members of the Pius X Secular Institute. A prayer was composed and is taken up by the members and friends of the apostolic Family in order to invoke the presence of the Holy Spirit on this General Assembly.
you have called us to follow you
on the road that leads to the mission
and we have responded: Here we are!
Today, you still invite us to give of ourselves entirely,
so that You may be
better known, loved and served.
As we prepare ourselves
for the next General Assembly
give to the Pius X Secular Institute Family
a new prophetic drive
to proclaim your love with courage and strength.
May our words and our actions
state clearly and strongly
that You are the only Master and Lord,
who brings us together
to build a new world
of justice, peace and brotherhood.
Keep our lamp burning
with the fire of your Spirit.
May He be present
at every moment of our daily life
to enkindle the hearts
of all the men and women of our times.
May your Spirit teach them
that they are also called
to this great adventure of love and holiness.
Thus, together, we will be able
to renew all things in Christ.