Today began with morning prayer and Mass celebrated in Spanish by the provincial of Spain, Fr Jose Antonio Ruiz. He spoke very movingly about the lives and martyrdom of Fr Ricardo Gil and aspirant Antonio Arrué and their tremendous poverty and complete trust in Divine Providence, as well as their great charity to the poor in Valencia, Spain.
We have been in plenary session all day today going through the verification of the 15 main themes and other themes of the last General Chaper. Every theme has a brief summary of whether or not it has been put into practice and then each group makes suggestions for helping confreres to put it more completely into practice. We are in the process of preparing a hopefully brief but inspiring document for you all.
This evening four bishops joined us! They are Bishop Raymond Ahoua FDP, bishop of Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, whom many of us know very well, Bishop Adolfo Urione FDP, bishop of Anatuya, Argentina, former provincial superior in Argentina, Bishop Miguel Mykycej FDP, bishop of the Ucranian Eparchy of Argentina, and Bishop Daniel the successor of Bishop Mykycej. They all gave us few words of encouragement as a good night talk after night prayer, happy to be with us as their spiritual brothers in the Orionine Family in the Church.
I will attach some photos from yesterday's visit to the river where the statue was found and the great basilica of Nossa Senora de Aparecida.