From 23-25 November, I participated in the 88th Assembly of the Union of Superiors General held in Rome. The motto was "go and bear fruit" and we reflected on the theme: "The Fruitfulness of the Prophetic in Religious Life."
During the Assembly, in addition to the richness of meeting with other Superiors General, topics such as "The Fruitfulness of Prophecy ad intra and ad extra," and "Youth and Consecrated Life" were addressed. These two reflections motivated the later dialogue. But the highlight of the Assembly was, undoubtedly, the meeting with Pope Francis. We met a simple Francis, dedicated, interested, and with the desire to share more than an official event, but to be at a meeting of brothers. Beforehand he had been sent some questions to which he then responded with serenity and with the confidence of being among friends and brothers. We were pleasantly surprised by the fact that he came to have coffee with us. Of course, he could not finish it, because everyone wanted to take advantage of the occasion for a photo and some to take the famous "selfie." I share with all the followers of this page the photos from that moment.
Fr. Tomaz Mavric, CM