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su·pe·ri·or gen·er·al

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  1. general, superior generalnoun

    the head of a religious order or congregation

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  1. 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. The Friars Minor organized their community under a Minister General, and the Order of Preachers appointed a Master General. Due to restrictions on women religious, especially the obligation of cloister for nuns, congregations of women were not initially able to organize with their own Superior General. In 1609, Mary Ward was the superior general of a religious institute that imitated the Jesuit model, but the institute was not accepted by the Roman Curia. It was in the Nineteenth Century that religious congregations of women were able to organize with a General Superior and the role is now very common. Mother Teresa, for example, was the Mother General of the Missionaries of Charity. In canon law, the generic term Supreme Moderator is used instead of Superior General. Many orders and congregations use their own title for the person who holds this position. Some examples are:

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of superior general in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of superior general in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  1. Sally Hodgdon:

    What we want to do about this is to educate our members about the issue so that it becomes easier to speak about it, if a superior general is herself at ease to speak about this with her sisters, the sisters would also be at ease to speak to her if they have suffered abuse.

  2. Sally Hodgdon:

    If a superior general is herself at ease to speak about this with her sisters, the sisters would also be at ease to speak to her if they have suffered abuse.

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