The planning group for the 2020 General Congregation met at the Generalate in Rome from 7 to 10 January. The preparatory work at this stage turned out to be sensing of the possible dynamics we would use for the proceedings of the GC.
We summarized this process figuratively as ‘loosening the earth for the future mushrooms to pop up’. We have just arrived at the overall view of the GC design principles, which will be the base for future planning. The experience of these four days of searching and discerning was very deep and enriching.