General council, priors provincial meet in Spain
Granada, SPAIN—Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General, led other top officials from the General Curia and from the eight Provinces of the Order in a meeting held in the historic convent of Monachil, Granada, Spain from November 29 to December 4, 2015.
In his official communication addressed to all the Priors Provincial, Father Miró pointed out that the assembly will form part of the preparations for the upcoming LV General Chapter in Rome in October 2016. As per instruction, each province will submit its own “State of the Province” report and suggestions tackling juridical issues mentioned in the Life and Mission Project of the Order 2014-2016.
For his part, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, called his Council twice for a meeting to summarize the facts and figures and recommendations that will be conveyed during that 15-man delegation meet in southern Spain.
In the final draft of the report, one can read: “On November 28, 2015, the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, the youngest of the eight provinces of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, will turn 17. And it is coincidental that while it was in Monachil, Granada, Spain where it was given light of day by the 52nd General Chapter, it will also be there that the forthcoming meeting of the General Council and the Priors Provincial will take place on November 29 to December 4, 2015.
“Just as it was on a Saturday that the Chapter’s Act 19 ordaining the birth of the eighth province was approved, it will also be on a Saturday this year that it will celebrate its 17th founding anniversary. And this State of the Province of St. Ezekiel (as of November this year) appears like a “progress report” to be made before the brothers representing the entire Order so that everyone will come to know: where are we now? how far have we gone since then? where are we going? what are our views and plans vis-à-vis the Life and Mission Project of the Order?”
On December 5, the 427th anniversary of the Recollection, all roads in Recollect Spain will lead to Madrid for the Booklaunch of Fray Angel Martínez Cuesta’s volume 2 of the History of the Augustinian Recollects “which narrates the history of the Order during the 19th century in Spain, Colombia and the Philippines.”