Plenary Council 2018


Nairobi, Kenya


Join us for this year’s celebration of the Order’s Plenary Council. From June 12th – 28th, we will reflect on contemporary realities in the world, the Church, and the Order, spending time in prayer, study, discussion, and decision-making. As we move towards the eighth centenary of the meeting of St Francis with the Sultan al-Malik al Kamil in 1219, this gathering is an invitation to embody a life of dialogue by seeking concrete ways of listening, discerning, and putting into action.

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  • GENERAL CONSTITUTIONS Chapter VII Title V The Plenary Council of the Order Article 193 The Minister General with his Definitory, the Secretary General and the Councillors elected and designated in accordance with the General Statutes, together make up the Plenary Council of the Order. Article 1...

  • Dates and location of PCO: From June 12th to 28th, 2018 Arrival should not be earlier than June 10th and departure not later than June 30th Location: Dimisse Sisters House, Karem Road 00502, Nairobi (Kenya): Travel Arrangements: Should you need a letter of invitation in order to ...

  • The Plenary Council (PCO) 2018 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from June 12th to 28th, and the theme will be: "Those who have ears, let them listen to what the Spirit is saying ... to the Friars Minor today”. (cf. Rev 2:7) As the theme suggests, the PCO is being viewed as a listening opportunity, allowing us to ...

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“Those who have ears, let them listen to what the Spirit is saying …”

Rev 2:7