We have a great blessing in the renewal of our Rector Major Fr. Pascual Chavez, SDB for another 6 year term! The following information was taken from Br. Tom Dion's blog and he should be getting more information and photo's to us soon! Br. Tom said:
This morning Fr. Pascual Chavez Villanueva was re-elected Rector Major! The process for voting began at 9:00 am. Each chapter member was given a ballot on which they were to write the name of the person they wanted to be Rector Major for the next six years. One by one each person was called up by alphabetical order to place their ballot in the ballot box. After all of the ballots were cast, the scrutineers tabulated them in front of the assembly. In the end, Fr. Chavez won by a landslide. Then, Fr. Jozsef Havasi, the oldest confrere at the Chapter went to the microphone to ask Fr. Pascual if he accepted. After a few words in which he recalled the death of his brother and the fact that he now has 16,000 brothers, he accepted. Thanks be to God!!! Pictures of the event will follow later today when fewer people are using the internet. Also, later this morning we will begin the discernment for the Vicar of the Rector Major and then vote on him in the early evening. Stay tuned!