In recent years, according to the Directives of the Church, the emphasis of the General Council has been placed on the Professionalization of the Management of the Resources and Heritage of the Congregation.

Br. Claude Grégoire, General Treasurer since 2022, presented the Accounts of the Institute this Wednesday. The Capitulants also heard the prospective analysis through Actuarial Work for 2050 from Mr. Yves Delarra, Director of the FIC Expertise Firm.

This Company – whose origin is directly linked to the Brothers in France – was mandated by the Congregation to carry out an Audit, Assess Financing Capacities and provide Economic Support.

Br. Claude GREGOIRE, General Treasurer, on the left, and Yves DELARRA, Director of Fic Expertise.

Yves Delarra emphasized how Management and Finances aim to serve the Mission. Three main sources provide the Congregation’s Resources: Work (Salaries, Pensions, etc.), Property Management and Investments.

Economic Council and Guidelines to be defined

The Role of the General Chapter is to establish Fundamental Directions in Economic Matters which will then be followed by Decisions by the Brother Superior General and his Council. The Capitulants appreciated the Economic Presentation of the Two Speakers.

Furthermore, an Economic Affairs Council has been implemented by the General Council for more than a year, comprising Brothers and Professionals from Canada, Spain, Uganda and France. Brother Nicolas Le Meilleur also provides Accounting Monitoring from the Casa de Rome in conjunction with the General Treasurer.

For Information, Fic Expertise today has 85 Employees and Works 90% in areas linked to the Church and especially Catholic Education. The Company provides Accounting and Auditing Work in 15 Countries outside France including the Middle East, South America and West Africa Regions, including an Office in Madagascar, Ivory Coast and a Project in Congo DRC.

Yves Delarra is involved in the Solidarity Association Assific in France.  He is also President of the La Mennais Foundation and Initiator of GERM, a Loan Center serving Inter-School Cooperation.

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