1916 Dominican Chapter in Fribourg

The Dominican General Elective Chapter of 1916 was held at the Albertinum in Fribourg, Switzerland, during the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers. At this chapter Fr. Ludovicus (Louis) Theissling, O.P., (1856-1925) of the Netherlands was elected the 77th Master of the Order, succeeding Fr. Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier, O.P. (1832-1916), shown here seated center left. Père Cormier was beatified in 1994. Photo from the Institut Vicaire, Couvent St. Albert le Grand, Fribourg.