In the past month of April 2021, delegates to the second International Young Brothers Assembly (IYBA2022), gathered online for their first session. Over 30 young Brothers from around the Institute participated in the opening session to begin their reflections on the theme for the Assembly: Passionate Witnesses of Fraternity. An important part of this first session was for the delegates to introduce themselves to each other and begin to form a community.
The delegates will meet 3 more times online prior to the 46th General Chapter in order to prepare a reflection from the young Brothers to the capitulants. An in-person Assembly will take place in Rome in October, 2022 to allow the young Brother delegates to reflect on the decisions of the General Chapter.
Br. Robert Schaefer, FSC, Secretary-Coordinator Secretariat of Formation