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.
Elected by the General Chapter for a six-year term. He governs the Institute in collaboration with the General Council as as a sign of communion and peace in the Institute.
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.
One brother Councillor perpetually professed for at least five years is selected by the Superior General and approved by the General Chapter delegates to assist the Superior General in the discharge of his duties and substitutes.
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.
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 documents and facilitates all communication in the Institute approved by the Superior General.