Monday, January 10, 2011
Today we the Dominicans of the Irish-vicariate of Trinidad and Tobago began our chapter. This is etymology of the word chapter: Middle English chapiter < Old French chapitre < Latin capitulum (“a chapter of a book, in Medieval Latin also a synod or council”), diminutive of caput (“a head”); see chapiter and capital, which are doublets of chapter. Base on this etymology from a Dominican point of view a chapter is a synod or council. A synod is an ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters.
At this garthering the brothers first elect a new superior and other important govenmental post. Secondly the brothers set particular goals for the vicariate for the next four years.