In the Seminary of Colmenar Viejo there are 15 students of theology: 2 from Catalonia, 3 from Indonesia, 2 from Chennai, 1 from St. Thomas, 3 from Nigeria, 2 from Central Africa, and 2 from Vietnam. A true intercultural challenge which is producing very positive results.
In another section of the building, the Retreat House is already prepared for start of the Encounter. Most of the participants have already arrived. But a general strike in France has not only caused delays in the flights of some of the Major Superiors, but it is also possible that some may not be on time for the inauguration of the Encounter.