The Provincial Chapter was held at the Loyola Centre, San Miguel in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 9 to 15 July, with the motto “In the Spirit’s Breath” as its motto.
The Chapter had a time of work of the Brothers and a time shared with the laity from the 10th to the 13th. On this occasion, 22 lay people from the three countries, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, participated. The methodology was based fundamentally on the work of five mixed Commissions: Identity, Christian and Consecrated Life, Mission, Formation and Vocations, and Government and Economy; and the presentation of their reflections and contributions at the Plenary Assembly.
The work was intense, the diverse positions were emerging and the challenges perceived were great, but a climate of brotherhood and sincere dialogue was experienced.
The final Message of the Chapter says in one of its paragraphs: “From this active and committed participation, we emerge strengthened in our identity and charism, proud of our roots and joyful in the Lord, ready to follow the work that we are sure will continue, because it is of God and not only human, as Brother Gabriel Taborin said“.