Categories: From the Order
      Date: Nov  6, 2012
     Title: Preparation for 2013 General Chapter
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October 2012


Preparation for the Next Ordinary General Chapter 2013

Rome, October 19, 2012

Dear Brothers:

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.

At the same time, I remind you that the General Council has appointed a special Commission to help prepare for the General Chapter. This Commission has prepared a blog which can be a channel for opinions and ideas. Invite the friars to consult and participate in it. It can be found on the web page of the Order (, and also at this internet address: Dreamblog

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