What is superior general?

  • (noun): The head of a religious order or congregation.
    Synonyms: general

Superior General

A Superior General, or General Superior, is the leader or head of a religious institute in the Roman Catholic Church. The Superior General usually holds supreme executive authority in the religious order, while the general chapter has legislative authority.

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Seán Sammon
... Brother Seán Sammon (Manhattan, New York, November 26, 1947) is the former Superior General of the Marist Brothers order, a role he held from October 3, 2001 ... As Superior General, he led the approximately 4500 Marist Brothers working around the world in their mission to "make Jesus known and loved", as per the maxim ... and was elected president of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men Religious of the US ...
Louis Le Hunsec
... From 1926 to 1950, he served as Superior General of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost ... On 26 July 1926, he was appointed superior general of the Holy Ghost Fathers ... He resigned as superior general of the Holy Ghost Fathers on 26 July 1950 ...
Superior General
... A Superior General, or General Superior, is the leader or head of a religious institute in the Roman Catholic Church ... The Superior General usually holds supreme executive authority in the religious order, while the general chapter has legislative authority ... The figure of Superior General first emerged in the Thirteenth Century with the development of the centralized government of the Mendicant Orders ...
Domenico Pignatelli Di Belmonte
2nd Marquess of San Vicente and 3rd Marquess of Argençola, and General of the Imperial Cavalry ... He was General Commander of the Austrian Army at the Battle of Bitonto in 1734, during the War of Polish Succession, and was created a Knight of the Golden Fleece (Ritter des Orden vom Goldenen Vlies ... he was appointed, variously, Secretary to the Superior General, Superior of SS ...
Adolfo Nicolás - Biography - Superior General of The Society of Jesus
... On the second ballot of the thirty-fifth General Congregation (GC XXXV) of the Society of Jesus, Nicolás was elected as the Order’s thirtieth Superior General ... marked the similarities between Nicolás and former Superior General Fr ... in Japan Nicolás has described Arrupe, whom he had earlier had as Provincial Superior, as a "great missionary, a national hero, a man on fire" ...

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