30th Provincial Chapter

SAN FELICE CIRCEO, ITALY – Nine Mercedarian Friars from the United States Vicariate are joined with Father General Giovannino Tolu and 24 of their confreres for the 30th Provincial Chapter of the Roman Province of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy.

Each chapter, the capitulars gather to pray, build fraternity, review the implementation of the goals set by the previous chapter, set goals for the subsequent triennium, and elect the Provincial Government. Participants in the chapter include the Master General, ex-Master Generals who are members of the Province, the current Provincial Superior and his counselors, ex-Provincials of the Province, the Vicar Provincial of the United States Vicariate, local superiors of the Province, Masters of Students, Masters of Novices, a representative of the base for Italy, and a representative of the base for the United States Vicariate.

Fr. General Giovannino Tolu presides at the Provincial Chapter while former Master General Fr. Domenico Acquaro (left) and Provincial Counselor Dino Lai (right) take listen and take notes.
Fr. General Giovannino Tolu, O. de M. presides at the Provincial Chapter while former Master General Fr. Domenico Acquaro, O. de M. (left) and Provincial Counselor Dino Lai, O. de M. (right) listen and take notes.

The Chapter, which convened on the morning of June 8, 2009, is scheduled to conclude on June 16, 2009. All the friars ask for your prayers during this important time for the community.

The local superior of Our Lady Mt. Carmel, Cleveland, OH, Fr. Anthony Fortunato, O. de M. (left) shares a moment of fraternity with ex-Provincial Fr. Ettore Ricci, O. de M.
The local superior of Our Lady Mt. Carmel, Cleveland, OH, Fr. Anthony Fortunato, O. de M. (left) shares a moment of fraternity with ex-Provincial Fr. Ettore Ricci, O. de M.
After breakfast, Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M. (representative of the base for the U.S. Vicariate) visits with Fr. Wayne Genereux, O. de M. (Superior of the St. Peter Nolasco Residence, St. Petersburg, FL).
After breakfast, Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M. (left) – representative of the base for the U.S. Vicariate – visits with Fr. Wayne Genereux, O. de M. – (right) Superior of the St. Peter Nolasco Residence, St. Petersburg, FL.

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