by: Br. Denver F. de Leon, OFMCap.
May 22-26, 2017 – The Capuchin brothers of the Philippine Province held its 12th Provincial Chapter at the Capuchin Retreat Center, Lipa City last May 22 to 26, 2017. 69 capitulars gathered for the five days of the Chapter as Br. Victorius Dwiardy, OFMCap, General Councilor presided in behalf of Br. Mauro Johri, OFMCap. During the Chapter the brothers gathered to review, re-strengthen and deepen their Capuchin life and identity. Toward the end of the chapter the Provincial Minister and his Provincial Council were elected.
The newly elected brothers were:
Br. Eugenio Juanilo P. Lopez, OFMCap. – (re-elected) Minister Provincial
Br. Ron Artemio E. Ojeda, OFMCap. – (re-elected) Provincial Vicar
Br. Edgar S. Martinez, OFMCap. – Second Councilor
Br. Cesar F. Acuin, OFMCap. – Third Councilor
Br. Antonio C. Yapchiongco, OFMCap. – Fourth Councilor
As the brothers again begin a new journey of their lives as one province, may the Lord continue to bless them as they respond continuously to serve Him and His people under the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and under the patronage of Our Lady of Lourdes.