The new spiritan superiors met in Rome to prepare themselves for their new leadership role.
The Superior General, assisted by his Council, has the responsibility to govern and animate the Congregation.
The Superior General “confirms his fellow members in their Spiritan calling, in keeping with the sprit of the Founders and the living tradition of the Institute. He makes the unity among all Spiritans a reality. He assures the unity of all with the Church. He strives for the common good and the vitality of the Congregation.” (SRL 192)
“While respectful of its diversity, the General Council safeguards the unity of the Congregation. While making due allowance for subsidiarity, it watches over the work of the circumscriptions and their faithfulness to the Spiritan calling. It works for the growth of the Institute and promotes new initiatives in mission. It safeguards and encourages the solidarity between circumscriptions and also the international character of the Congregation, because these two bear witness to brotherhood and to community.” (SRL 198.1)