The Prior General governs with the help of his counsel, which is composed of the Master of Studies, Regional Vicars and one or more other members.
The General Chapter is a gathering of around forty members of the community, elected by their fellow brothers, who come together every three years to address the major concerns of the community, to enact the constitutions and to elect the community’s principal authorities. It is preceded by regional Chapters at which the Prior General meets with the brothers of a particular region (vicariate).
In the priories, the professed brothers elect their prior for a term of three years, the renewal of which is limited. Normally, priories are made up of around 5 to 10 brothers, of which at least 4 are perpetually professed.