LORETO, Italy - From September 10 to 14, the spiritual retreat for the confreres of the Italian Province took place in Loreto, in the house which was the Montfortian scholasticate for thirty years and presently belongs to the Salesians. The retreat, led by Father Giovanni GIOVE, priest of the diocese of Altamura (Bari), saw the participation of around twenty confreres, including scholastics, aspirants from Croatia and some members of the General Curia.
At the end of the retreat, the scholastics renewed their religious vows during the Eucharist presided over by the Provincial, Fr. Angelo SORTI, SMM. During the same celebration, the new “socius” of the rector of our scholasticate of Rome was presented: Fr. Steve MUKUSA, SMM of the General Delegation of Anglophone Africa, who is currently in Italy for his doctorate in dogmatic theology. It is indeed a beautiful collaboration between entities serving Formation.
Before the end of the year, a second retreat is planned at “Villa Montfort” (Bergamo), the home of elderly confreres, to facilitate their participation.
Fr. Marco PASINATO, SMM