Beloved Brothers, Sisters, and Companions
Our Minister-General has issued an invitation to attend the 2017 Special General Chapter of the Franciscan Order of the Divine Compassion. The purpose of this Special General Chapter is to elect a Minister-General to succeed the curren holder of that office. All professed
Brothers and Sisters are required to attend, unless granted dispensation
from the Vicar-General. Novices, Companions, spouses, and invited guests may also attend and participate in the
fellowship.) Download the Invitation Letter here .
The Special General Chapter meeting will be held at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat Center, Lake Dallas, Texas, USA. The nearest airport is Dallas-Fort Worth International (airport code DFW). It will be on September 22-24, 2017.
The Special General Chapter will convene at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 and will close at NOON
on Sunday, Sept 24. Travel arrangements should be made based on those times.
For our members living outside the USA: If you need a letter of invitation to enter the USA and the downloaded one is not sufficient, please email the Secretary-General.
The Cost of Convocation is US$275.00 if paid in cash, check, or money order (US$284 if you use PayPal). (Financial Assistance may be available -- please contact Br. Matthias, OSF) Registrations are due to the Almoner, Brother Matthias, OSF, by September 1. You may register on-line or download a registration form in PDF format from this site.
If desired, use the PayPal "Donate" link at the lower left corner to pay your fees. (Because PayPal takes a cut of the payment, we have to add an extra US5.00 to make up the difference. Sorry!)
A dispensation request must be sent to Br. Glen, OSF, no later than August 15, 2015 .