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Rome, October 19, 2012
As you know, next year we will celebrate another Ordinary General Chapter. At a later date we will send the official letter of convocation. However, we think it is opportune now to mention some details, such as the opening date, so that everyone can make necessary plans, arrange calendars and elect definitors to the Chapter, according to number 420 of the Constitutions.
The Chapter will begin in Rome on August 28, 2013, the Solemnity of Our Holy Father Augustine, with a Eucharistic concelebration at the Basilica of Saint Augustine in Campo Marzio, and the work of the Chapter will be carried out at our Generalate of Saint Monica in Rome.
The General Council wishes to remind you to inform the members of your Circumscription of this information so that Constitution number 412 can be followed regarding the forwarding of observations and proposals which are deemed timely for the good of the Order.
As you already know, one of the topics to be studied by the Chapter will be the document approved by the Intermediate Chapter of 2010, which was held in the Philippines, and which is to be finalized in light of the observations of Circumscriptions and communities and the responses to the questions which accompanied the document. There is still time to send observations, suggestions and responses to the questionnaire before March 31, 2013.
We hope that with the collaboration of everyone, the Chapter will do its work of promoting and strengthening the Order. Thank you for your attention. With warm and fraternal regards,
Fr. Robert F. Prevost
Prior General OSA