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Chicago Province

FEBRUARY 26, 2014

The Superior General has announced the names of the new provincials for the three provinces headquartered in the United States:

Western Province
Soney Sebastian

Chicago Province
Thomas Ascheman

Southern Province
Paulus Papa Kahan

They will assume office on the first day of the new triennium, June 1, 2014.

Please offer them your prayers, support and encouragement as they undertake the many challenges and responsibilities associated with these positions of servant leadership.

And now let us turn our attention to the selection of the Provincial Council and local superiors, asking the Spirit to guide our deliberations and move the hearts and minds of candidates to be open to serving their confreres in a spirit of generosity.

Since I am giving a retreat to the members of the Western Province this week at Riverside, California, I was able to congratulate Soney personally. I will return to Techny this weekend and be in the office on Monday, March 3.

Thomas J. Ascheman SVD
Provincial, Chicago Province