In preparation for the Extraordinary General Chapter, we present you with the text which was already sent to the Capitulars as the Instrumentum laboris. We ask you to support the Chapter with prayer and by reading, reflecting and studying the revised Constitutions.
As usual, the revised text is presented in a three-column format which allows for comparison with the current Constitutions. The third column offers explanations for any changes introduced.
The revised text of the Constitutions has been a ten-year effort. The text will be evaluated, examined and analyzed at the Extraordinary General Chapter, from July 24 to August 26, 2018. The Chapter will take place in Nemi, one of the Alban Hills near Rome. In this text, elements of entire Order have expressed themselves: friars, Conventual Chapters, Federations, the International Commission, the Canonists’ Committee, the General Definitory and the Executive Committee: all have made their own contribution. The final text is the result of a long but collaborative process by everyone. It is really the ripe fruit of the whole Order.
We wish you good reading and reflection in the light of the Rule and our form of evangelical life. We invite you to look at this webpage often, before and during the Extraordinary General Chapter, in order to walk alongside the Capitulars on the path of fraternity and solidarity.
The Executive Committee [CERC]