Meeting with ABG. April 7, 2017
These are my recollections of our meeting:
We discussed initially the messages and gave him the binder.
pretty quickly we began discussing our canonical/political situation within AD
Sr. Elizabeth Anne was trying to understand the basic structure of MDM: who are we; what we do; what is Amici Christi; do we have statutes.
The main points I remember from ABG were
Early in the discussion he mentioned that we were not recieving vocations and might need to soon reevaluate what our role/call should be. If this is really what God wants.
That we are not canonically religous and should not give that impression.
That we are not a parish and the issue of public Masses
He seemed ultimately to be pleased that we were giving retreats, that we are not celebrating the latin Mass, and that our Sunday Mass was serving primarily as a retreatant Mass (specifically: That it wasn't consistently in either english or spanish but changed depending on the retreat.)
He heard good things about the retreat.
By the end he seemed placated and warmed up to the idea of what we are doing, and that it could/would be helpful for the AD.
JM met with him privately at the end.
All I remember about that was that you said he asked about me, and that upon completion of my studies it would be he (ABG) who would be ordaining me.