Photos: Augustinians Celebrate Opening Mass at St. Augustine Basilica in Rome

Over 80 Augustinian delegates representing 52 countries united in Rome this Sunday to celebrate the opening of the 186th General Chapter of the Augustinian Order. The chief celebrant of our inaugural Mass was Prior General Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón, O.S.A. at the St. Augustine Basilica.

In its current form, the General Chapter is a three-week meeting, once every six years, that takes place primarily at the General Curia of the Augustinians, which faces the southern colonnade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. Over the course of these three weeks, the Augustinians update one another on their progress, vote on their leadership, make decisions regarding circumscriptions, make plans for the futures, and much more.

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