“Every General Chapter is an opportunity for each member and each community of the Society to evaluate their own life and discern what it is that the Lord asks of us at this moment in our history. Therefore, it must be open to what the Spirit inspires through the concerns and questions of the brothers... It is a time in which we all are called to participate responsibly in the tasks which pertain to each of us. We do so, united in reflection and prayer, with the ardent desire to respond with enthusiasm and dedication to what the Lord asks of us.”
A final prayer, a few words from the new superior general, one last vote and the XXXV General Chapter is closed.