General Chapter

by Sr Tamsin Geach

For the first eleven days of August the Congregation Chapter gathered to decide our plans for the next six years, and elect our new Prioress General and Council.  Dominicans rule by a process of consensus, similar in type to democratic voting, except that the process is designed to produce a consensus rather than a  majority rule.  If things have been adequately discussed the votes will often be unanimous.  Matters discussed will cover such issues as the future of our institutions and our plans for mission.  Each day of the Chapter also included Mass and praying of the Divine Office (The readings and psalms that are obligatory for all priests, religious and consecrated lay people to pray each day)  Here we are on the last day of the Chapter, symbolically and appropriately 'standing beneath the Cross'

Sr. M.Teresa Billington (in the centre at the back to the right hand side of the Cross) was elected to be prioress General.  Please pray for her in her new mission.


Standing beneath the Cross
The Sisters at General Chapter at Shallowford House, Staffordshire


To Praise, To Bless, To Preach.