With this letter I wish to officially announce the celebration of the Thirteenth Provincial Chapter on January 14 – 18, 2013 at the Claret Retreat House in Sanville Subdivision, Culiat, Quezon City
Herewith are the objectives of the Provincial Chapter according to our Constitution no. 125:
1.To examine the state of the Province in order to set its future course of action.
2.To apply the norms and directives of the General Chapter concerning missionary life, in keeping with local and personal circumstances taking into account cooperation with diocesan and religious clergy.
3.To elect the Provincial Superior, his consultors and econome or to determine some other way of designating them according to the norms of our law.
4.To establish the manner in which local superiors, vicars and economes are to be designated according to the options provided for by our law.
As with previous chapters, only the delegates to the chapter, i.e. not all the members of the Province, will participate in the chapter.Nonetl1eless, the whole province must be involved in the preparation for the chapter.
The immediate step after this announcement is the election of the delegates for the chapter. Another letter will be sent to you witl1 the necessary information regarding the election of delegates.
May the Lord and our Mother Mary bless our efforts as we face the challenges that confront us today in the Province. May our Father Founder, Saint Anthony Mary Claret, the Martyrs of Barbastro and Blessed Andres Sola inspire us with their example and intercession.