The first meeting after the summer vacations here in Italy. Most of the friars of Europe and America take their vacations from July to August. These are months when the schools, colleges and other institutions take their vacations. In the general curia too friars take their well deserved vacations during these moths. The General council met in June and after that most of us were out for animation. Some of us enjoyed our vacations and some will do during the coming year..
We began our council meeting yesterday with a long agenda. Prayers always do help to discuss and deliberate well in order to take decisions. General vicar led all of us to pray. The General minister welcomed all and then gave some information regarding the council meeting and certain issues and topics which we need to deal urgently.
The council read and accepted the minutes of the last council meeting with some clarification. As usual there were many points which are canonical and constitutional which we dealt immediately. Certain permission were granted to some province to nominate certain lay friar as guardians.