Categories: From the Circumscriptions
      Date: Sep 27, 2015
     Title: Ordinary Provincial Chapter in Chile

In Santiago, Chile, from 21 to 25 September of 2015, the friars of the Province of Chile celebrated their Ordinary Provincial Chapter in the Convento Nuestra Señora de Gracia. At the opening ceremony of the Chapter, the document from the Prior General, Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón, appointing Fr. Patricio Villalba, the Assistant General for Latin America, as the President of the Chapter was read. After having read the names of those who were to take part in the Chapter, the members proceeded to the election of the various officials of the Chapter.

During the opening celebration of the Eucharist, presided over by Fr. Patricio Villalba, the re- election of Fr. Enrique Catalan as Prior Provincial was confirmed. Then, in the following session, the Counselors of the Province as well as the Provincial Secretary and Provincial Treasurer were elected. After the elections, the work of the Chapter continued with the work of reading and voting on the chapters and articles of the new Statutes of the Province. Then these chapters and articles were voted on by the assembly of the friars and the results of the voting was made known and the new Provincial Statutes were confirmed by the assembly.