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    Extended General Government meeting (July 2021) for the initial preparation of the CICM 16th General Chapter.
    Towards the 16th CICM General Chapter

    Towards the 16th CICM General Chapter

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    From June 4 to June 30, 2023

    "The General Chapter, legitimately in session, has supreme authority in the Institute. It represents the entire membership" (CICM Constitutions, Art. 109)

    Theme: Witnessing to the Gospel in a Changing World

    “This theme was inspired by the need to deal with the internalization of the fundamental characteristics of our CICM calling and to find ways to live out its demands today within a social, cultural, and ecclesial context that is very different from that of a few years ago.

    This 16th General Chapter provides us the opportunity to share how we live out our religious missionary calling: the perception of the world and its implications; the demands that impact our lives and the ties it creates among us; the dreams for the future that it awakens in us; and how it opens our lives to God, to our brothers and sisters, and our world.

    Therefore, the theme of the General Chapter places each confrere on a horizon of personal fidelity to his vocation, inviting us to go to the source and essence of our vocation as religious missionaries. In the context of an uncertain and fluid world that is eroding identities, we are invited to come together on the need for a renewed witnessing in view of an authentic proclamation. The Chapter is a journey that begins in the heart of each confrere and continues in the local communities, the Provinces, Regions, and ultimately in Rome.

    By sending you the theme now, I am inviting you to begin to work and pray that the same Spirit who guided our Founder will guide us during the preparation of this Chapter”. (Extract of the message of the Superior General of August 8, 2021, to the confreres)

    Schedules until the Chapter

    • Provincial Assemblies will be held between January and June of 2022.
    • Regional Assemblies will be held between September and November of 2022.
    • The meeting of the Precapitular Commission will be from January 3 to February 3, 2023, in Rome.
    • The convocation of the 16th General Chapter will be made at least one year before the Chapter
    • The 16th General Chapter will be held in Rome from June 4 to June 30, 2023

    “The General Chapter seeks to renew the apostolic thrust of the Institute and to encourage its members to be faithful to their religious missionary vocation. It evaluates the state of the Institute. It makes an effort to recognize the missionary needs of the world and the concrete demands these needs im­pose on the Institute. It formulates the proper guidelines and makes the necessary decisions. It elects the Superior General and the members of his Council” (CICM Constitutions, Art. 110)