|Christ Healing the Blind Man, by El Greco|
He was a member of the technical commission in preparation for General Chapter 26. In 2009 he was appointed provincial in Southern Argentina, and he was inaugurated by Fr. Chavez himself on Jan. 31, 2010. He has carried out that office until now. In this capacity he got to know the then-archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, and to work with him.
|Fr. Chavez (center) inaugurates the reconfigured Argentine provinces |
and their new provincials on Jan. 31, 2010, Frs. Manuel Cayo (left) and Angel Fernandez (right).
|Otto and Terez Mendl with daughter |
Mary and son Otto Jr., ca. early 1920.
Their youngest, Johann (John),
was born in Sept. 1920.
|Journey of the Family of Abraham,|
by Giovanni Benedetto, 1664
|Visiting the Salesian parish of the Sacred Heart in Rome in January,|
Pope Francis is greeted by the faithful--and also by non-Christian beneficiaries
of the Salesians' ministry to immigrants in the parish.
|1st temptation of Jesus, by James Tissot|
|Pope Francis at Sacred Heart Parish in Rome|
in January. (ANS)
Today we received a ton of stats on the Salesian congregation. This mammoth project was presented by Fr Horacio Lopez SDB and Bro Marco Bay, SDB, Prof of Statistics at the Salesian Pontifical University
How many SDB are there on the planet
50% of the entire Congregation lives in 5 countries
India (2,646), Italy (2,193), Spain (1,077), Poland (939), Brazil (677)
Where does the New Rochelle Province rank with our 231 confreres?
13th. But that's ok. In Italy, 13 is a lucky number.
|Bishops leaving St. Peter's after a session of Vatican II (Wikipedia Commons)|