General Definitory Meeting in Vienna

The first meeting in 2014 of the General Definitory took place in the Austrian Province,in Vienna, on 7 - 10 January 2014 which happily coincided with the celebrationof the 4th centenary of the foundation of the St John of God Hospital in Vienna.The meeting was called to order on the afternoon of the 7th with a reflection on leadership in the manner of Pope Francis, led by the Prior General, followedby a period of personal prayer and reflection.

During the remaining days its deliberations included studying and approving requests from the Provinces and transacting the other agenda items.

Various issues were discussed including, above all, matters relating to the last General Chapter and the Assembly of  Major Superiors, namely: the Granada School of Hospitality, the Statutes of the Assembly of Major Superiors, the Life of the Brothers and the Canon Law  basis of the General Curia?s' obligations.

The Definitory also conducted an appraisal of the first year of the Sexennium and the programme for the year that is just dawning. It also took advantage of the meeting to pay a visit to the Communities and Centres within a short distanceof the Provincial Curia. 


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