Augustinian Recollects begin to prepare for their 56th General Chapter

The Order of Augustinian Recollects will celebrate a new General Chapter in Rome from March 1, 2022, with an eye on the future.

The Augustinian Recollects have already begun to take steps towards a new General Chapter. On March 1, 2022, the Order will celebrate its 56th General Chapter, this time in Rome, gathering religious from the four provinces and the four continents in which it is present. The historical appointment, the first after the process of restructuring of the Order, has already begun to be programmed.

The Prior General announced last May 1 the Precapitular Commission that will be in charge of reflecting and preparing the topics to be discussed by the capitulars. The Augustinian Recollects José Alberto Moreno Carrillo, Raúl Adíval Reinoso Jerez, Francisco Javier Tello Vegas and José Ernil Almayo Faraón have been appointed by the Prior General to form this Commission.

Days before, on the feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Miguel Miro officially announced to the religious the date chosen for the 56th General Chapter. The previous General Chapter determined “to begin, God willing, the General Chapter on Monday, October 3, 2022, except for the faculty of the Prior General with his Council to anticipate or delay it for a period of no more than six months”. In June 2020, the General Council asked the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life for authorization to bring forward the beginning of the Chapter so that, in the following months of 2022, the four provincial chapters could be celebrated.

Likewise, as indicated in the Constitutions of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, the Prior General should send to all the religious of the Order a written report on the state of the Order ten months before the beginning of the Chapter. The document, which is in its final phase, will soon be sent to the religious. In addition, the logo and motto of the 56th General Chapter will also be announced in the coming weeks. These are the first steps on a journey that will culminate in March 2022.