Belgium - Chapter of Salesian Province of Northern Belgium and the Netherlands
Oud-Heverlee, Belgium - May 2019 - From 3 to 6 March, and then again on 1 May, the Provincial Chapter of the Salesian Province of North Belgium-Holland (BEN) was held, presided over by Fr Wilfried Wambeke, Provincial, and entrusted to the regulator, Fr Dieter Verpoest. The capitulars reflected on the three themes proposed by the Rector Major. They also approved the new formation directory and took into consideration the judicial proposals. The development of the Chapter, in addition to the journey undertaken in the communities, was enriched by the preliminary reflections of the members of the Salesian Family and lay collaborators. The result of a survey involving more than 560 young people was also an important element of the debates. The Chapter was moderated by Peter Malfliet, spokesman for the bishop of Gent, Msgr. Luc Van Looy, SDB, and responsible for youth and family ministry in the diocese.