After many months of preparation and prayer, the 35th General Chapter of the Society of Mary opened with its first session at 11:00 am with 32 capitulants from five continents. The Superior General, Fr. Manuel Cortés, exhorted the delegates to be conscious of this historic and grace-filled moment that the Society of Mary is living now. With prayer, asking the intercession of our Founder and the strength of the Holy Spirit, the delegates solemnly began the Chapter.
Immediately following, the capitulants voted for the official opening of the Chapter, and approved the Manual of Procedures and the Calendar proposed by the Preparatory Commission (PREPCO).