This year’s Plenary Council is taking place in Nairobi, at the SMA House of Studies, with a total of 30 participants. There are 25 delegates: 4 from the General Council; 9 Provincial and District Superiors; 8 District-in-formation Superiors;

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T wo representatives of the Laity; and 2 Regional Superiors. In addition, there are 2 confreres helping with simultaneous translation, the 2 Secretaries to the General Council and the General Bursar who will be arriving next week. Yesterday, Tuesday May 30, 2017, the PC opening prayer employed quotes from the Founder’s writings, the Bible and Pope Francis to reflect upon and put into prayer SMA’s charism and the calling shared by all Christians to be missionary, to “go forth”. With this charism and calling in mind, the delegates put their personal hopes for the PC and for SMA’s present and future into prayer, and then continued the first day with Fr. Fachtna’s opening address.day1 img1