July 25, 2012
34TH ANNUAL GENERAL CHAPTER CONCLUDES IN ROME
On July 22, the Society of Mary’s 34th General Chapter concluded in Rome. Attending from the Province of the United States were Provincial Marty Solma, Assistant Provincial Joe Kamis, Bros. Ed Brink and Steve Glodek, Frs. Jim Heft and Jack McGrath, Bro. Bernie Ploeger and Fr. Oscar Vasquez.
At the General Chapter, Fr. Manuel J. Cortés Soriano was re-elected to a second term as superior general of the Society of Mary. Fr. Manuel, 66, took first vows in the Society of Mary in 1961 and was ordained in 1974. He has served as a local community superior, school chaplain and novice director and provincial of the former Province of Saragossa.
Three men were elected as assistants for the General Administration: Fr. André Fétis (District of Ivory Coast) was re-elected to a second term as assistant for religious life; Bro. Maximin Magnan (Region of Togo) was elected as assistant for education; and Bro. Ed Violett was re-elected to a second term as assistant for temporalities.
We wish these men the best in their positions and send our prayers.
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