superior general

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Noun1.superior general - the head of a religious order or congregation
chief, top dog, head - a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
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In January this year, she was served the first warning letter by the Superior General of the Congregation, followed by two more in February and March for violating the vow of obedience.
Roman Catholics will celebrate tomorrow, July 31, the Feast of Saint Ignatius (San Ignacio) of Loyola, the revered founder and first superior general of the Society of Jesus (SJ), one of the largest religious orders in the world.
Carmen Sammut, superior general of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa and the outgoing president of the International Union of Superiors General, gives her address alongside Pope Francis during a meeting of the organization at the Vatican May 10.
Pedro Arrupe, SJ, the 28th superior general of the Society of Jesus, whose cause for beatification and canonization was formally started with a Mass in Rome on Feb.
Kavumpuram issued a clarification statement countering Gracias hours after his e-mail communication was made public, saying even though the congregation of Missionaries of Jesus is of diocesan right, the internal running of the congregation is left to the Superior General and her council.
In addition to being the superior general of the Jesuits, the largest and most powerful religious order in the world, he now was the new president of the Union of Superiors General, representing more than two hundred religious congregations from around the world.
8:30 pm Christmas recital of Saint Elias Youth Choir - Antelias, under the patronage of the Superior General of the Antonine Maronite Order, Father Maroun Abu Jaoude.
Egan, a Wheeling native and Saint Viator alum, was elected last week as Superior General of the worldwide Viatorian Community.
The health authorities should take every possible measure to help prevent such an episode of grave misconduct from happening again by calling to account the hospital management and disqualifying the hospital as a superior general hospital.

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