Provincial Chapters 2018
The 32nd Provincial Chapter of the Polish Province was celebrated on 8-13 April 2018 at Popowo-Letnisko. In addition to its communities in Poland, the Province has a community in Ukraine and another one in Israel. The Chapter was attended by 23 Brothers and 13 Co-workers, with the Prior General, Brother Jesús Etayo, presiding accompanied by General Councillor Brother Rudolf Knopp, who is responsible for coordinating the European Provinces. The Chapter Moderator was the Jesuit priest, Fr Wojciech Robionek.
The Chapter convened at the Caritas “Osrodek” Formation Centre at Popowo-Letnisko, a holiday resort which lies about a one-hour drive from Warsaw (http://www.caritaspopowo.pl/o-nas) under the theme laid down by the General Government for all the Provincial Chapters: The future of hospitality in the Province.
A working group of Brothers and Co-workers had prepared the Chapter with a pre-Chapter Assembly held in March 2018, and also organised the Chapter itself.
On 10 April 2018,
Brother Lukas Dmowski
was elected to serve as Provincial.
On 11 April the following Provincial Councillors were elected:
1st CouncillorBrother Pawel Kulka
2nd Councillor Brother Sadok Snopek
3rd Councillor Brother Izydor Adamowicz
4th Councillor Brother Grzegorz Koltun
The agenda was very full because it had to take account of the situations in Poland, Ukraine and Israel. The main agenda items were the following:
The new Provincial directory (emphasising community life and the role of the Brothers in the centres)
Initial formation (Vocations Promotion, Novitiate and Scholasticate) including the European Novitiate
Developing professional skills in the field of herbal medicine
Laying down future priorities for the apostolate in Ukraine
Reflection on the restructuring and reorganisation of the Province’s centres
The spring temperatures made it possible to celebrate the newly elected Provincial with an open-air barbecue. This and other events helped to foster fraternal communion during the Chapter.
For further information:
The Provincial website: https://bonifratrzy.pl/
Presentation of the Province’s herbal products: https://recepturybonifratrow.pl/
The Provincial Chapter website: https://bonifratrzy.pl/xxxii-kapitula-prowincjalna-polskiej-prowincji-zakonu-bonifratrow/