From March 1-7, the Preparatory Commission for the 2022 General Assembly held its first meeting in the General Curia in Rome. The members of the Commission met with the Superior General and his Council in order to discuss suggestions with regard to the development of a work plan for the next three years. All of this was done after having listened to the concerns that the Visitors expressed during their meeting in Manila (2019) and in accord with the Directory of the General Assembly, which was approved at the last General Assembly.

The Preparatory Commission is composed of seven confreres: Father Gregorio Bañaga, CM, Visitor of the Philippines (coordinator); Father Rolando Gutiérrez, CM, Vice-province of Costa Rica (secretary); Father  Frédéric Pellefigue, CM, Province of France; Father Jaroslav Jasso, CM, Visitor of Slovakia; Brother Stuardo Marroquín, CM, Province of Central America; Father Thomas Stehlik, CM; Western Province of the United States; Father Guénolé Feugang, CM, Visitor of the Vice-province of  Cameroon. 

The theme of the Assembly and strategies for participation will be communicated in the coming days. We encourage all the confreres to embrace the invitation that the Superior General extended in his January 25th, 2020 letter: I invite each confrere personally, each local community, each province, vice-province, region, and international mission to mobilize in prayer within the Congregation, as well as beyond our Congregation. I ask you to reach out to all branches of the Vincentian Family on the local, national, and international levels. In addition, ask the members of the Vincentian Family in the wider sense of the word, our relatives, friends, parishioners, students at all our schools, and collaborators to pray with us.

Jasso Jaroslav. CM
Visitor of Slovakia
Preparatory Commission