By now, of course, you have ll received the big news that our RELAN Councilor, Bro. Bob Schieler, was elected the 27th Superior General. Here are three videos from yesterday that I’d like to share with you. I’ve had the honor of sitting (alphabetically) right next to Bro. Bob Schieler during this chapter, so I had a “ringside” seat yesterday for this very moving moment:
His acceptance was followed by the “accolade”, where each Brother embraces the new Superior General:
When the accolade was finished, we all walked from the Aula Magna to the Chapel chanting “Omnes Gentes”:
The whole event, steeped in tradition, was so impressive and made me very proud to be a Brother of the Christian Schools.
This morning Bro. Jorge Gallardo who has served as a Resident Councilor these past seven years, was elected as the Vicar general, succeeding our own Bro. Tom Johnson. Later this afternoon, we will begin the process of electing the five General Councillors whose responsibility will include the five regions of the Institute.
Here are a few “insider” photos and some from the reception that followed our formal prayer in the chapel.
Today our new Superior General is hard at work!