The “Call of General Chapter 2019” is a very special document for each confrere. In order to ensure that it reflected, assimilated and interiorized both at the personal and community level, animation and meetings have already been conducted in the Apostolic Community level. Every apostolic Community meeting was animated a Capitulant of the General Chapter, 2019. There are so many decisions taken by the General Chapter, 2019 as specified the Call of the General Chapter, 2019. Many of the regular decisions of the General Chapter, 2019 are being implemented. However some of the specific implementations are the following:
i. Forming more Local Communities and Reducing Neighborhood Local Communities
(Ref: Clause 5 under sub-title our Consecrated life in Community of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) We have taken up this in our province this academic year of 2019 – 2020 for implementation. As such, the erstwhile single member community of R.S.Nagar parish, Mariapuram parish and Othayal parish have been converted into 2 member communities.
ii. Sending Confreres for Specialization
(Ref: Clause 5 under sub-title Msfsness & Spirituality of St. Francis de Sales of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) In order to build up an intellectual culture and specialization including spirituality of St.Francis De Sales, this academic year, we have sent 7 confreres for specialization in different discipline
iii. Adequate Planning, Preparation and Formation of Personnel for Overseas Mission and Establishing Local Communities.
(Ref: Clause 4 & 5 under sub-title Mission of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) For more than one year, we took adequate time for planning and preparation of personnel for Malawi mission. Finally we have taken up our first mission of Livingstonia in the Diocese of Karonga in Malawi on 5th of May, 2019. We have also formed the first local community of Livingstonia with three confreres. That apart, there are also 7 scholastics under formation, who are doing their studies in Tanzania.
iv. Ongoing Formation/Programme for the confreres
(Ref: Clause 11 under sub-title Formation of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) In order to ensure that the priest-confreres continue to get ongoing programme, this academic year, a number of programme are organized by the Councilor in charge of Formation.
v. Minimum Teaching Experience before Appointment
(Ref: Clause 4 under sub-title Education of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) The minimum experience of teaching as stipulated in the Call of the General Chapter, 2019 is already being implemented in our province
vi. Regular Degrees and Specialization
(Ref: Clause 5 under sub-title Education of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) In order to ensure the culture of excellence and competence, the irregular and correspondence studies/specializations are not encouraged and are not permitted.
vii. Forming Physical Local Community in GAH
(Ref: Clause 2 under sub-title Germany, Austria, & Holland (GAH) of the Call of the General Chapter, 2019) As per the Call of the General Chapter, 2019, steps are being initiated in GAH to establish physical local communities.