General Chapter 2023

THE 34th GENERAL CHAPTER OF THE AUGUSTINS OF THE ASSUMPTION

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Place: Rome at the Passionist (Piazza SS. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, 13).
Date: from June 1 (morning) to June 25 (evening).
Theme chosen is: « “The Kingdom of God is at hand” (Mk 1:15).
Living and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel »

Composition of the Chapter The base number for the election of delegates is 35. This number was determined by the Plenary General Council. Each province that, as of January 1, 2022, numbered 35 religious or less has a right, therefore, to one delegate. If a province has 35 to 70 religious, it must designate 2 religious and so on, every additional grouping of 35 religious giving a province a right to another delegate. In this way the chapter will be made up of 29 elected members, as follows:

  • 1 delegate: Brazil.
  • 2 delegates: the Andean Province and the Province of North America.
  • 3 delegates: the province of Madagascar, the Vice-province of East Africa.
  • 8 delegates: the Province of Africa.
  • 10 delegates: the Province of Europe.

To these elected members, constituting a majority, there shall be added 14 ex officio members (the Superior General and his four Assistants, a general officer, the previous Superior General, and the 7 Provincial and Vice-provincial Superiors). Therefore, the chapter will made up of 43 capitulants. During the first week of the chapter, a maximum of 15 lay members will participate in the chapter, including the five members of the International Lay/Religious Commission. The Superior General will invite other lay delegates as proposed by the various provinces.

The theme chosen is: « “The Kingdom of God is at hand” (Mk 1:15). Living and proclaiming the hope of the Gospel ». Faithful to the charism handed down by our beloved founder, Fr. Emmanuel d’Alzon, we want to pursue the mission and to work for the coming of the Kingdom of God in us and around us. Our chapter will take place in a particular context, that of the preparation for the Synod on synodality: “Toward a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission” which will take place in Rome in October 2023.