General Chapter Convenes June 24, 2013
Delegates elected by their respective regions gathered today in Naples for a General Chapter, with the main purpose of electing a new Superior General. The death of Superior General, Fr. Salvatore Izzo on Good Friday this past March necessitated the convening of a General Chapter to find his successor. The chapter begins with two days for a reflective retreat for all participants to be followed by a week of discussions, culminating in the election of the new Superior General. A candidate for Superior General must be at least 35 years of age and be perpetually professed for at least 10 years.
Since the announcement of the upcoming Chapter one month ago, Missionaries around the world have been offering special prayers that the Holy Spirit will guide the Delegates and that God will bless the works of the Chapter.