Formation of Formators

Formation of Formators

jesusThe last General chapter called for all efforts to qualify initial formation by giving special attention to the preparation and dedication of formators (MFL 63).

It has also proposed the use of information tech at the service of evagelization (MFL61.4) . We have encountered many difficulties in updating and rendering the web page make it an easily accessible for formators and students. Besides, progress in the field of distant education has made it possible to consider supplementary programs through online courses. The renewed formation web page has included such facilities.

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The Challenge of Formation

The Challenge of Formation

bad appleIn the context of increased media interest in the sex scandals of clergy and religious and unfounded accusations even on the pope (especially in the year of priests, 2010), the Church went through the hour of trial by her commitment to gospel values of repentance and truth. Though the campaign of hatred and vilification of clerics and religious in certain sectors of society has caused much pain in the Church as a whole, she has gained much from the ordeal to live the paschal mystery more visibly in the world.  It is perhaps, the formation of the priests and religious that has to gain more from what the clergy scandals have brought to light. We Claretians share the pain of the Church in the failures of our members in living their commitment faithfully. We also need to allow ourselves challenged in the way we go about the selection and formation of the young men who want to be part of our family.

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Ordinations in Indonesia

Ordinations in Indonesia

Kupang, Indonesia,14th of September 2011. Eight of our deacons were ordained to Priesthood together with other sixteen deacons by Papal nuncio to Indonesia ,Mgr. Antonio Guido Pillipazi.ordination indonesia

Mgr. Petrus Turang ,the Arch Bishop of Kupang was the concelebrant on that occasion. Governor , Mayor and some other important Government officials too attended the function. Many Priests, Sisters, brothers and a large number of faithful graced the event by their presence. On the following day, 15th of September, the new priests celebrated their Thanks Giving Mass in Seminari Hati Maria, the Curia of the Delegation. It was an event marked with simplicity and deep spiritual significance for the Delegation.

Deaconate Ordinations

Deaconate Ordinations

Morogoro Tanzania, Saturday, October 1, 2011.

diaconate morogonoFive of our students received Diaconate Order at the Chapel of the theologate in Morogoro – Tanzania. Two of them are from Tanzania, two from India and one from Kenya. They were ordained deacons together with other 19 students belonging to different congregations by Most Rev. Telescuno Mkwande, the bishop of Morogoro . During his homily he reminded the candidates on the import of service to God and humanity, which constitutes the core of the diaconate ministry. After the ordination ceremony, there was reception of the ordained deacons as well as an agape meal with friends and relations in the seminary community.
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The Encounter of Formators-Iberia

The Encounter of Formators-Iberia

formators iberiaGranada, Spain. The annual encounter of Iberian Claretians took place from 25th to 29th July, 2011 in the Clartetian house in Granada.  Ten formators participated in the encounter representing the provinces of Betica (3), Catalunya (1), Euskal Herria (1), portugal (2), Santiago (2) and General prefecture of formation  (1).  The group treated the theme of “Discernment in formation” facilitated by Fr. Diego Molina SJ with both theoretical inputs and practical excercises.

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