Mendicant Order Seminar
On May 19, 2012, the First Seminar on New Evangelization and the Mendicant Orders was held in the Auditorium of the Pontifical University Antonianum (Rome). Participating in this Seminar were fifteen Superiors General of each of the existing Mendicant Orders in the Church, and a Delegate of each General for each of the Orders.
The aim of this seminar was to discuss and reflect on the contribution that the Mendicant Orders can offer to the new evangelization and the role they can play in the next Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization. In the morning we had two presentations by His Excellency Rev. Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, and Br. Paolo Martinelli, OFMCap, Director of the Institute of Spirituality at the Pontifical University Antonianum. In the afternoon, meetings were held in group work.