GC45: Bro. Bob Elected!

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.

Bro. Jorge, Vicar General

Bro. Jorge, Vicar General

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.

Bro Alvaro receiving the grateful affirmation of his Brothers.

Bro Alvaro receiving the grateful affirmation of his Brothers.

Bro. Achille, Visitor of Italy, casting his vote.

Bro. Achille, Visitor of Italy, casting his vote.

Our faithful Scutineers doing the final tally on the ballot.

Our faithful Scutineers doing the final tally on the ballot.

Our new Superior General with his Brothers.

Our new Superior General with his Brothers.

Bro. Bob's first "press conference".

Bro. Bob’s first “press conference”.

The RELAN Gang

The RELAN Gang

Bros. Tim and Florent

Bros. Tim and Florent

Bro. Bob is the 3rd Superior General from the United States.

Bro. Bob is the 3rd Superior General from the United States.

Today our new Superior General is hard at work!

-BL

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2 thoughts on “GC45: Bro. Bob Elected!

  1. Brother Richard Geimer

    WOW Two leaders we can be proud of.
    Congratulations to Brothers Bob and Jorge!

    Very talented and dedicated Brothers
    who have represented
    the United States and Mexico
    in outstanding ways.

    Good luck on the others coming up in the voting.

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