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General Chapter of the Order begins in Rome - Opened by Pope Francis


POPE FRANCIS TO OPEN THE AUGUSTINIAN GENERAL CHAPTER When Augustinians from throughout the world gather on Wednesday, August 28th, the Solemnity of Saint Augustine, to celebrate the opening Eucharist of the Order's 184th General Chapter, they will do so in the presence of Pope Francis who will lead the celebration and preach. The Mass will be celebrated at the historic Basilica of Saint Augustine in Rome and will be televised live. The Mass, which can be viewed by accessing http://www.vatican.va/video/index.html, will air at 6:00 PM Rome time. On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the Solemnity of Saint Augustine, the Augustinian Order celebrates the opening of its 184th General Chapter in Rome, with Vespers and Mass in the Basilica of Saint Augustine in Campo Marzio. Ninety friars from various countries, who constitute the membership of the Chapter, will gather in the succeeding days and weeks to discuss the state of the Order, decide questions of special importance, formulate a program for the next six years, and elect a new Prior General and the members of his Council. Keep an eye open on Augustinian sites during this time to keep up with the happenings of this important event. Visit the Order home page (www.augustinians.net) to get a full list of participants at the Chapter.


Article posted on 28th of August 2013

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