General Chapter of Prior Provincials - Bologna 2016

From 15 July to 5 August 2016 at the Patriarchal Convent of St Dominic in Bologna
General Chapter of the Order of Preachers - Bologna 2016

On Saturday 16 July, the General Chapter of Prior Provincials - Bologna 2016 will open with the Mass of the Holy Spirit which will be celebrated in the Basilica of St Dominic which holds his remains.

The Chapter is taking place in a year of double Jubilees - the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy and the Jubilee of the 800th Anniversary of the approval of the Order by Pope Honorius III in 1216.The Jubilee Year of the Order opened on 7 November 2016 and will close on 21 January 2017. There have been several activities and there will be several more, both at provincial, regional and international levels in celebration of the Jubilee.

One of such activities is the pilgrimage of young Dominican friars and sisters in the footsteps of St Dominic led by fr Bruno Cadoré, Master of the Order. The Pilgrimage started in Spain and will conclude in Bologna on the same day the General Chapter will open. The chapitular friars and the pilgrim friars and sisters will therefore have a day together. 

The Province of St Dominic in Italy is the host Province. We will provide you with regular chronicle (news, pictures, videos etc.) of the proceedings of the Chapter on our website and social media platforms.

Let us all accompany the chapitular friar in our prayers.

Go to the official storify of the General Chapter


(15 July 2016)