It is just short of four weeks since we began the 20th General Assembly of the Society of African Missions. This Assembly has been the culmination of a long period of preparation that began at Plenary Council 2011. Each member of the Society was invited to share their perspective on the challenges facing the Society and the possible pathways to renewal.
On Thursday, 2 May 2013, the 24th day of the 20th SMA General Assembly SMA the delegates continued the final stage of their reflections on formation, spirituality & lifestyle, administration and finance. A preliminary vote took place in the evening. Some observations are worth noting.
On Wednesday 1 May, 2013, the 23rd day of the 20th General Assembly, the 40 SMA delegates and the lay invitee and the administrative staff (moderators, secretaries and translators) participated in the weekly general audience of Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Rome, attended by approximately 70,000 pilgrims.
On this first day of May, the feast of St. Joseph, and international Workers' Day, we are glad to wish you happy workers' day. Below you find the photos taken on the during the election of the General Council of SMA.