It was another important day for discussing matters related to the future of the Society.
The Synod participants spent the morning discussing a proposal from the Generalate regarding strengthening the Salvatorian presence in Europe. An idea discussed was reorganization of the Western European units but that has implications for the entire Society. Another was the possibility of establishing a formation house in Rome, which would receive members in initial formation at the theology or post philosophy level to prepare them for work in European units. The basis of the formation would be evangelization needs in light of the fact that Europe has itself become mission territory. The participants affirmed the Generalate and gave it the green light to continue developing the proposal. The afternoon on the other hand was spent on talking about Ord. 25 of the XVIII General Chapter requiring the Generalate to develop a plan for remodeling the Motherhouse. Architects hired by the Generalate presented their concept for this work along with a preliminary budget. The Synod participants will continue the discussion of this matter on Monday afternoon. In the meantime they have earned a good break to recover their energy and to enjoy Rome. They will be free from meetings all day Sunday. It has been an engaging and productive week.