Our Leadership & Structure


Collegial authority is exercised in our Institute by the General Chapter and Personal authority by the Superior General personally, on his own or together with the Council. The authority of the Superior General is ordinary, proper and immediate over all the Zones, Houses, individual brothers and the ministries of the Institute. In Zones and Houses authority is exercised by Guardians in accordance with the Constitutions and the norms of the Universal law.

Exercise of authority is entrusted to Superiors for a period determined by our Constitutions; moreover, same persons who have exercised authority in the Institute are not to be constituted in positions of leadership continuously without interruption.

This is supreme authority of the Institute. It is a real sign of fellowship where brothers discern the will of God for the whole Institute. The General Chapter is composed of ex officio and elected delegates. The ex officio members are: The Superior General and his Council, the General Secretary, the Bursar General, the Zonal guardians, and the immediate former Superior General.

The General Council is made up of 4 Councillors (perpetually professed brothers) elected in the General Chapter for a six-year term of office to assist in the General governance of the Institute.

He is a Perpetually professed brother appointed by the Superior General with the consent of the General council for a six-year period renewable. He works under the authority and guidance of the Superior General and his Council to handle all economic affairs of the Institute.

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

“What we are looking for is what is looking.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

“A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows.”