Now it was about this time that Jesus went out into the hills to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer to God. When day came, he summoned his disciples and picked out twelve of them. He called them apostles. (Luke 12:14)
The entire Community are disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus felt the need to call a small group apart to be his apostles. In this spirit, the Chapter was formed.
The Chapter meets at least twice a year for extensive prayers and discernment. They are also responsible for making decisions about persons being admitted to the Community and members wishing to become Sisters and Brothers.
New members of Chapter are selected as needed. Members are chosen based on the current perceived needs of the Chapter which may or may not correlate to the person's length of time in the Community.