We are pleased to inform you that the 186th Ordinary General Chapter of the Augustinian Order will begin on Sunday, September 1 at the Augustinian General Curia in Rome, Italy.

The Constitutions of the Order says, " The General Chapter, which is convoked "for the purpose of promoting of the common welfare of the friars," is the chief event in the life of the Order, for it should offer witness to the Augustinian spirit and demonstrate clearly the unity of minds and hearts. Therefore, conscious of their serious responsibility, all chapter members should seek the common good of the Order (Const. 408).

The OGC which is held every 6 years will be participated by around 100 Augustinian Friars from 52 countries where the Order is present.

Besides from the election of the Prior General and the
Government of the Order, the Chapter will be discussing 4 main themes:

 1.) Vocation

2.) Plan of Augustinian Formation (Ratio Institutionis)

3.) Economy and Communion of Goods

4.) Structures of the Order. It will also study proposal presented for consideration during the Chapter.

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, will be meeting the Chapter Friars on September 13.

May the Holy Spirit guide and inspire them so that we may be able to continue serving the Church according to our Augustinian Charism and Spirituality.

We humbly ask you to keep the Ordinary General Chapter of the Augustinians in your prayers.