The opening prayer for the Norbertine General Chapter was aptly delivered by a Hungarian priest. We have all been given a device in which each of eight languages (Espanol, Czech, French, German, Portgules, Polska, Hungarian, and English) are available on one of the channels. After the opening prayer, the Abbot General offered a reflection about mediation. He also read a letter of encouragement to the Chapter from Pope Francis.The first order of business was presented by Abbot Parker, Abbaye de Saint Michael d’Orange de Etas – Unis. In the evening Abbot Joel Garner spoke to an appreciating straw vote.