Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

St Ann Crown red

Glimpses From the General Chapter

From 5 November through 26 November 2023, the worldwide Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament will be gathering in Vietnam for the 36th General Chapter. This Chapter is a retreat time of prayer for discernment of new leadership, listening to the work of the last six years and planning for the next six years. This event this year will be hosted in the Province of the Martyrs of Vietnam, held in the Provincial House in Thu Duc City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Along with the business side of the Chapter will be the spiritual retreat side focusing on the 40th Anniversary of the SSS Rule of Life.

The two United States [Province of Saint Ann] representatives are Provincial Superior John Thomas Lane SSS and Norman Pelletier SSS. This page will reflect reports about news and happenings at the General Chapter.

John Thomas Lane SSS
Norman Pelletier SSS

Photo Carousel of General Chapter Happenings


Welcome to an overview of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, Province of Saint Ann. These are the priests, brothers, Sister Servants and Associates in their Eucharistic mission and work across the United States.

Glimpse #1 – Counting Down [pdf]

–Reflections from Father Lane ahead of the Chapter
–Attendees roster from around the world

Glimpse #2 – Arriving [pdf]

–Father Lane arrives in Vietnam
–Mini tour of the area

Glimpse #3 – Opening of Chapter [pdf]

–Opening Rituals
–Excerpts from Opening Address of General Superior, Father Eugenio Barbosa

Glimpse #4 – Committees [pdf]

–Putting together Committees and Reports
–Special Guest

Glimpse #5 – SSS Mission [pdf]

–The SSS Mission across the Globe
–Discussing terminology

Glimpse #6 – Reflection [pdf]

–Day of Reflection and Interiorization
–Activities around Town

Glimpse #7 – Procedurals [pdf]

–Congregation Procedurals
–International Formation Commission

Glimpse #8 – Eymardian Family Reports [pdf]

–Reports from Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, Aggregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Servitium Christi
–Election of new Superior General

Glimpse #9 – New General Team [pdf]

–Congratulations to the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament’s new General Team

Glimpse #10 – Coming to a Close [pdf]

–Final Proposals

Glimpse #11 – Wrapping Up [pdf]

–Cenacle Experience

Final Glimpse – Message [pdf]

–Final Message of the 36 General Chapter to the Whole Congregation