Timetable: Preparation stages

Decem­ber 15

Topics to be discussed

Spe­cial motions Indi­vid­ual fri­ars and Juris­dic­tions may send the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al pro­pos­als for top­ics to be dis­cussed in the Chap­ter. These shall be sent by Decem­ber 15, 2018.

Feb­ru­ary 11

Reports for the Chapter

We there­fore ask that all the afore­men­tioned reports (cf. Gen­er­al Statutes no. 117 §1) be sent to the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at by Feb­ru­ary 11, 2019, so that the nec­es­sary trans­la­tions can be made and the reports dis­trib­uted before the Chap­ter begins.

Feb­ru­ary 17


As a moment of com­mu­nion in prayer and sup­pli­ca­tion to the Lord, I rec­om­mend that from Feb­ru­ary 17, 2019, until the con­clu­sion of the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, each com­mu­ni­ty add these prayers… to the invo­ca­tions of Morn­ing Prayer and the inter­ces­sions of Evening Prayer.

March 16

Instrumentum Laboris

We intend to send the var­i­ous reports and the Instru­men­tum Laboris, trans­lat­ed into the dif­fer­ent lan­guages, to the Capit­u­lars by March 16, 2019.

May 18

Start of the Chapter

It will be cel­e­brat­ed on Sat­ur­day, May 18, 2019, at 4:30 p.m., at the Sacred Con­vent in Assisi, Italy.

May 25

The election of the
Minister General

The date of the elec­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al The elec­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al is sched­uled for May 25, 2019.

May 28

Relocation of the Chapter

The Chap­ter moves from Assisi to Coll­e­valen­za.

June 18

Closing of the Chapter

As an indi­ca­tion, the clos­ing date will be Tues­day, June 18, 2019.