V Chapter Under Ten: “Friars in Dialogue”

The Minister General together with his Definitory have convened the V Chapter Under Ten which will take place in Taizè (France) from July 7-14, 2019.

The previous chapters celebrated were: Santiago de Compostela (Spain, 1995); Canindé (Brazil, 2001); Holy Land (2007); Zapopan / Guadalajara (Mexico, 2012).

To facilitate the participation of all the Under Ten friars of the Order in this time of grace, the chapter work will be divided into three phases: Pre-Chapter, Chapter, Post-Chapter, structured according to the model: “See,” “Judge,” “Act,” respectively.

While the Chapter, which will take place in Taizé, will be attended by some representatives of each Entity of the Order, the Pre-Chapter and the Post-Chapter events will be held in the Entities themselves with the involvement of all the Under Ten friars.

The Chapter phase will be accessible to everyone as it progresses via the web address:



May the Blessed Virgin, icon and model of the consecrated life, give fruitfulness to the work of the Chapter.


Download PDF of the Letter of the Minister General to Under Ten 2019: