XVe General Assembly -2023  

Second Preparatory Session of the XV General Assembly 2023              
( 7 to 16 February 2023) 

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 


After a first reading of the documents prepared by the three committees on the themes of: missionary irradiation, cohesion among ourselves and service of authority and government in our Society, we looked for ways to say what is at the heart of this General Assembly 2023 (vision, mission, values) and what will guide us for the future. Here is an overview:

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.

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.

Solidarity - Mutual trust - Simplicity - Boldness.

Laval, February 14, 2023

First Preparatory Session of the XVth general Assembly - cont'd/

The first preparatory session of the general Assembly went on at the central House from 12 to 15 of September. Here are two testimonies about that, beginning with Benard Mukeku Mutisya. « The call « to sit down » to reflect, issued by the Superior general  during the opening of the assembly, 

did not only characterized the meetings of the second week, but much more the synthesis, the deepening and the development of the informations received in the reports and even the emerging ideas.

First Preparatory Session of the XV General Assembly 2023              
(6 au 15 septembre 2022) 

Opening Homily

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)...




(Laval, September 6-15, 2022)

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? ...