The Good Shepherd Province in North America is Born

On January 19, 2015 the GeneralCouncil officially erected the Province of the Good Shepherd in North America. The new Province comprises the Centres of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in North America (United States, Canada and Haiti) which were incorporated into the Order on the same day, the houses of the Canadian General Delegation and the Centre at Westville Grove (USA) which had previously belonged to the Wes tEurope Province.

The headquarters of the new Province will be in Hamilton in Canada. Bro. Justin Howson has been appointed Provincial. On January 20, 2015 the Provincial Council of the newly instituted Province met for the first time. The first meeting was also attended by the Prior General, Bro. Jesús Etayo, General Councillors Bro. Rudolf Knopp and Bro. Benigno Ramos as well as the Regional Delegate for the Asia-Pacific Region, Bro. Joseph Smith.  After making a number of remarks regarding the situation of the new Province, the local Superiors of the Communities, the Provincial Secretary and the Provincial Bursar were appointed. These appointments will have to be confirmed by the Prior General.


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