XVe General Assembly -2023
CLOSING OF THE XIV GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 2023.
2e rangée : Pedro Emilio Ramírez Ramos, Paul Too, Argentina Saavedra, Roland Laneuville, Bertrand Roy, Jean Greffard, Ergete Tesfaye, René Ayala, Marie-Laure Joly, André Dionne, Jean-Yves Isabel, Yves Bédard, Martine Sanfaçon.
Zoom : Julie Fecteau et Benard Mukeku Mutisya
(Laval, June 5-15, 2023)
Wednesday afternoon, the Assembly tackled the question of the FOLLOW-UP of the Assembly at the level of all the Society, of each sector (Canada, Latin America, Asia and Kenya) and of each of the local groups, trying to clarify the moment, the why and the how. Many suggestions were made, but the final decisions about all of that will come on.
WALKING TOGETHER -
OF THE XVeth GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 2023.
WALKING TOGETHER - 2023
PRAYER - LAST SESSION OF ASSEMBLY .
Second Preparatory Session - cont'd/
The second preparatory session of the XVth Assembly took place at the central House (Laval) from February 7 to 16. It was a great opportunity for all participants to come together and share their ideas and findings. This session gave them the tools they needed to guide them in their discussions, enabling their reflection towards a shared vision, mission and core values that will be a guide for the future of the SME.
Sincere appreciation for the hard work and dedication that went into the second phase of assembly preparation by all different participants at all levels. The efforts put have been instrumental in ensuring that the second phase came to close with progress towards finalization in the next general assembly in a timely manner.
below find the guide for reflection..
You can also read the document For the love of creation presented to the general Assembly by the COMÉCO (Ecology committee of the central House of the SME). follow the link
A SHARED VISION, THE SME's MISSION, OUR CORE VALUES
A SHARED VISION
An international missionary Society,
journeying together, members and associates,
in partnership with other organizations,
actively heeding the cry of the peoples of the world,
boldly committed to justice,
respect for human dignity, and integral ecology.
THE SME's MISSION
We are a missionary Society of apostolic life
called by the Spirit and sent as Church,
together priests and laity,
bearing witness to the joy of the Gospel in the world,
in dialogue with those with whom we journey.
OUR CORE VALUES
Solidarity - Mutual trust - Simplicity - Boldness.
Laval, February 14, 2023
First Preparatory Session of the XVth general Assembly - cont'd/
Homily by Roland Laneuville
during the opening Eucharist of the General Assembly
Laval, 6 septembre 2022
Devant des décisions difficiles à prendre, il nous arrive de tirer à pile ou face. Mais quand c’est vraiment sérieux, on commence par s’asseoir. En effet, « quel est celui d’entre vous qui, voulant bâtir une tour, ne commence par s’asseoir pour calculer la dépense et voir s’il a de quoi aller jusqu’au bout? » (Lc 14, 27)...
SIT DOWN « AND » JOURNEYING TOGETHER
The first preparatory session of the XVth general Assembly opened on Monday September 6 with a Eucharistic celebration and it is taking place at the Central house until September 15.
On that occasion, Roland Laneuville recalled the evangelical image of the builder who begins by sitting down to reflect and to make his estimates. At the same time, he cited the leitmotiv chosen for that general Assembly: let us Journeying together. « To build our SME tower or consolidate it, do we have to sit down or journeying together? ...