Hospitaller Order of St John of God on its future in Spain

In the morning session, the Interprovincial Chapter of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God was called to order at El Escorial under the theme “The future of Hospitality in Spain”, and will continue its deliberations until 25 January. It followed in the wake of the previous Provincial Chapters of the Order’s three Spanish Provinces ? Castillo, Bética and Aragon.

In his address, the Superior General of the Hospitaller Order, Brother Jesús Etayo, said, ?as we are told by the Constitutions, the Provincial Chapter is the extraordinary governing body of the Province; it represents in a special way the inter-communion of the different local communities and their communion with the entire Order. It is therefore a major event in the life of the Provinces, its main objective being to evaluate and drive forward the Charism and the Mission of the Order in the Province according to the spirit of St John of God?.

Brother Jesús went on to emphasise the fact that the reality in which we are living today demands courageous responses and decisions to meet the challenges it is throwing down to us. Times have changed and our responses must also change, always keeping the sick and the needy for whom we care for in our Institution as our centrepiece.


Altogether, 120 people, Brothers and Co-workers, will be attending the Interprovincial Chapter, and over the coming days they will be reflecting on and debating the future of the the Hospitaller Order in terms of three main issues: Structures, Co-Workers and Brothers. At the present time, the Hospitaller Order in Spain has a network of 75 social and health care centres, 220 Brothers, about 12,000 employees and 3,600 volunteers.


On the first day, Chapter has elected Fr Francisco José Ruiz Pérez SJ, a member of the Company of Jesus,  as the moderator for the Interprovincial Chapter, tasked with drawing on his experience to help us with the process of discernment over the coming days.


On the first day, the Instrumentum Laboris has been presented to the Chapter as the working paper forming the basis of the matters for debate at this Interprovincial Chapter, in addition to offering 29 proposals to be used as input for analysis and for the decisions to be adopted.

This document was drafted by the Reflection Group on ?The future of the Order in Spain, which had gathered the information, analysis and reflections that had emerged over the past three years with the Brothers and Co-workers of the 3 Spanish Provinces.


This afternoon, and following the presentation of the Instrumentum Laboris, the chapter is reflecting on the issue of the Structures of the Hospitaller Order in Spain.


For photos and more information see: http://www.sanjuandedios-fjc.org/capitulo 

 


In the morning session, the Interprovincial Chapter of the Hospitaller Order of St John of God was called to order at El Escorial under the theme “The future of Hospitality in Spain”, and will continue its deliberations until 25 January. It followed in the wake of the previous Provincial Chapters of the Order’s three Spanish Provinces ? Castillo, Bética and Aragon.

In his address, the Superior General of the Hospitaller Order, Brother Jesús Etayo, said, ?as we are told by the Constitutions, the Provincial Chapter is the extraordinary governing body of the Province; it represents in a special way the inter-communion of the different local communities and their communion with the entire Order. It is therefore a major event in the life of the Provinces, its main objective being to evaluate and drive forward the Charism and the Mission of the Order in the Province according to the spirit of St John of God?.

Brother Jesús went on to emphasise the fact that the reality in which we are living today demands courageous responses and decisions to meet the challenges it is throwing down to us. Times have changed and our responses must also change, always keeping the sick and the needy for whom we care for in our Institution as our centrepiece.


Altogether, 120 people, Brothers and Co-workers, will be attending the Interprovincial Chapter, and over the coming days they will be reflecting on and debating the future of the the Hospitaller Order in terms of three main issues: Structures, Co-Workers and Brothers. At the present time, the Hospitaller Order in Spain has a network of 75 social and health care centres, 220 Brothers, about 12,000 employees and 3,600 volunteers.


On the first day, Chapter has elected Fr Francisco José Ruiz Pérez SJ, a member of the Company of Jesus,  as the moderator for the Interprovincial Chapter, tasked with drawing on his experience to help us with the process of discernment over the coming days.


On the first day, the Instrumentum Laboris has been presented to the Chapter as the working paper forming the basis of the matters for debate at this Interprovincial Chapter, in addition to offering 29 proposals to be used as input for analysis and for the decisions to be adopted.

This document was drafted by the Reflection Group on ?The future of the Order in Spain, which had gathered the information, analysis and reflections that had emerged over the past three years with the Brothers and Co-workers of the 3 Spanish Provinces.


This afternoon, and following the presentation of the Instrumentum Laboris, the chapter is reflecting on the issue of the Structures of the Hospitaller Order in Spain.


For photos and more information see: http://www.sanjuandedios-fjc.org/capitulo 

 


 

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