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From 23th to 28th April 2019, the first meeting of the General Spirituality Team takes place in the house of the General Curia in Rome.
It is made up of Consuelo Ferrús, Vivian González, Rysalyn Solitario, Ernestine Mafunzi and Ana María Mandrile (General Prefect of Spirituality).
In this first meeting they wish to deepen their knowledge of each other in order to consolidate their experience as a team, to describe its purpose, functions and commitments and to draw up an action plan that will allow them to carry out the mission entrusted to them: to try “to make the way easier for others” in this challenge of “living life in and from the Spirit in the simple, daily, the 'normal' of our daily life”…
We wish you a very good job!
On this occasion Vivian has not been able to participate for personal reasons.
From the 8th to 17th April, Ana Maria prefect of Spirituality and Priscilla prefect of Apostolic Mission have been in Cuba with the desire to continue and at the same time to promote with novelty the theme of WALKING WITH OTHERS, on which our XVII General Chapter insisted with so much interest. In Cuba they met with the sisters of both communities to share, reflect, and contribute on the topic.
They have also had a meeting with the coordinators of the Lay Claretian Family and with all the members who are part of it with the aim of continuing to make a way to strengthen the Claretian identity and to make everyone aware of the fact that we all participate in the Charism of Paris-Claret from the different vocations.
They also had a meeting with the coordinators of the Lay Claretian Family and with all the members who are part of it with the aim of continuing the way to strengthen the Claretian identity and to make aware that we all participate in the Charism of Paris-Claret from the different vocations.
There have been moments of sharing with the parish communities where the sisters carry out the mission and especially with our Claretian brothers.
An echo of a young girl from the Family:
"This is our family"
Written by: Rosario Vázquez Fernández (Lay Claretian Family, Santiago de Cuba)
This is our Claretian Lay Family, composed by teenagers, young people and adults, who, from the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba, dream of building the Kingdom of God through the mission.
Last Friday, April 12th, the family reunited as they usually do every month. This time, we received as a pleasant surprise the sisters of the General Government, the Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionaries, Ana Maria and Priscilla. Our family has been walking with joy for about six years, inspired by the Gospel and the missionary example of Saint Anthony Mary Claret and the Venerable Maria Antonia Paris. On this occasion we share about the importance of renewing and maintaining our charism in order to enrich the Church and be witnesses of God in the world. This is our Lay Claretian Family, composed of teenagers, youth and adults, who, from the Archdiocese of Santiago de Cuba, dream of building the Kingdom of God through the mission.
We have contemplated His face, which did not seem human, beaten, humiliated, rejected; we have seen in Him the Son of the Father outraged, given for love. We see the faces of people without hope, overwhe.
lmed by pain and injustice. The suffering of the Son is in them. (cf. Is 50)
We contemplate the radiant Light of the Father in his Risen Son, Living forever. He is the light that shines in the darkness and continues to radiate new life (cf. 2 Cor 4) that so many expect.
“Look at him and you will be radiant!” May our experience of the Light and Life of the Risen One renew us, move us and put us on the path, and there, surely, we will find others to share in this joy and accompany in faith and hope. Happy Easter!
Your sisters in the General Government
On March 29, 30 and 31, we met together the youth coordinators of the countries: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile; between religious and lay of the different branches of the Claretian family: Religious of Mary Immaculate Claretian Missionary Sisters, Missionary Sisters of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Missionary Sisters of the Claretian Institute and Claretian Missionaries. Sisters from our congregation who participated: Judith Vicentín, María Gilma Gómez Ramírez, Sandy Veliz Huaraccallo and Florencia Manarín, jouth coordinators of the Mendoza school.
Between spaces of prayer, work and fraternal sharing, we started the synodal path.
On the first day of the meeting, we dedicated ourselves to get to know each other and share about the common and different aspects of our charisma in each branch of the Claretian family and about our journey at the level of Vocational Youth Ministry by sharing the VYM projects that each congregation or branch currently has.
In a second moment, the challenge of holding a synodal meeting with and for young people was raised.
This meeting seeks to respond to the synod convened by Pope Francis last year, to the "synod" held at the WYD + CF in Panama in January of this year and to the commitment assumed by those of us who participated in the formation of youth and vocations ministry in Rome.
The main objective of this meeting will be to hear the cries of young people: What do young Claretians look for? What do they expect from the Claretian family? What do they ask to the Claretian family? What could be improved? What can we do to contain the young people who are not with us who do not come to the church? ...
This listening will allow us to pose lines of action together with young people, giving them the prominence that the young Church needs.
It is expected that this synodal meeting will have a call for 150 young participants among referents and young people who will be the voice of their communities.
We count on your prayers so that this meeting can bear good results.
During the month of March 2019, the Education Team of the Latin American Province formed by M. Dulce María Carbajal, Yanitza López (Venezuela) and Mirta Morales (Argentina) has started its activities. We highlight here two of your work moments:
On March 21 in Caracas Dulce María with Yanitza advanced on the tasks that would later be carried out in Peru with the presence of Mirta.
In Lima and on March 27, 28, 29 and 30, draft was made on the action lines for the Pastoral in education plan that involves the schools of the Province. In this meeting, activities were coordinated to unify the organizational criteria of the aforementioned plan, the revision of the Educational Vision-mission, the preparation of a training itinerary for the coordination and direction Teams and the analysis of the roles and functions of the different members of the educational communities of the schools that in the the province for its reformulation according to current demands. On the other hand, team leaders developed a plan for the pedagogical accompaniment, of the centers during the sexennium and agreed on a next meeting that will give continuity to these actions for the month of August in Córdoba, Argentina.
In this educational platform and in shared mission, we offer our task to accompany the pedagogical processes and the claretian character as well, according to the calls made to us by the First Provincial Chapter.