September 1st to 21st 2010 in Rome
The General Chapter of the Dominican Order has started on September 1st and will finish on 21st September 2010. One of the tasks of this Chapter will be to elect the 87th Master of the Order, which will happen on Sunday the 5th of September. This will be the 290th General Chapter in the history of the Order.
The General Chapter, which is the highest authority in the Dominican Order, is an assembly of friars representing the Provinces of the Order, coming together to discuss and define matters pertaining to the good of the entire Order.
If you would like to keep up to date on the happenings at the General Chapter, there is a dedicated website which is: http://www.curia.op.org/roma2010/. We will occasionally post a brief reflection on the proceeding of the chapter by one of the priest present at the chapter to represent the Irish Province.