Opening of the Ordinary Provincial Chapter 2022 of the Maltese Augustinian Province

From the 15th to the 16th of March, the Maltese Augustinian Friars met for the First Part of the Ordinary Provincial Chapter which is being celebrated at The Santa Rita Priory in Saint Julians. On the eve of the opening of the Chapter, a prayer vigil was held in St. Nicholas of Tolentino Church, in Tarxien. The Chapter is a general meeting in which religious people gather to celebrate and evaluate their lives, while planning their program for the next four years. Augustinians serve the Church and society in various fields, in Malta and abroad.

The Chapter opened on the morning of Tuesday, March 15, with the Mass of the Holy Spirit in which the Assistant General of the Order of Saint Augustine, Fr. Javier Perez Barba O.S.A. confirmed the election of Fr. Leslie Gatt O.S.A. for another mandate as Prior Provincial which he will be serving for the next four years. The first day proceded with the opening speech by the President of the Chapter, a report on the situation of the Province by the Prior Provincial and a report by the Provincial Treasurer.

In a session held on Wednesday morning, March 16, the officials of the Province were elected with the members of the Provincial Council being Fr. Terence Spiteri O.S.A., Fr. Alexander Cauchi O.S.A., Fr. Mario Abela O.S.A. and Fr. Paul Formosa O.S.A.. Fr. Franco Grech O.S.A. was elected Provincial Secretary while Fr. Pierre Desira O.S.A. Provincial Treasurer.

Discussions will continue in the coming days in the Provincial Council until the Province will meet again in a Plenary Assembly for the Second Part of the Chapter which will be held between the 18 and 22 April 2022.



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