Encounter of Formators-Iberia

Encounter of Formators-Iberia

iberia conferenceJuly 26-30,2013, Province of Euskel Herria

The annual meeting of the Prefects of formation and the formators of Iberia From 26 to 30 July, 2013, was held at the Claret residence of Atalaia. This time the meetings was also open to other Claretian organisms in Europe.

The participants of the meeting were: Almeida, Remualdo Vincent de Sousa (Portugal); Armengol, Josep (Catalonia); Hernández, José María (Betica); Kamiruaga, Joseba (Euskal Herria); Lamarca, Juan Antonio (Betica); Przybylo, Lukasz (Poland); Sanz, Jose Ramon (Santiago); Wolf, Stefan (Germany); Zanga, Pierre (France).

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Martyr Formator

Martyr Formator

canoSiguenza had been a haven of peace until the situation became extremely difficult on July 25. Fr José M ª gathered the seminarians in the chapel, “it would have been one o´clock in the afternoon,” says the chronicler, to bring them abreast of the situation. “He wanted to encourage us , but could not hold back tears.” – “It’s okay, but to prevent what could happen, I announce with deep sorrow that the school is suspended for a few days … Go out in groups to the neighboring towns, since all have offered to give us accommodation … ” 

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Cervera, Another Martyr Seminary

Cervera, Another Martyr Seminary

cervera msrtyrsSeven kilometers from Cervera, the Claretians had a farm popularly known as Mas Claret where the scattered members of the Community had found a  temporary refuge. In the morning of July 24, some members of the Revolutionary Committee of Cervera came to seize it.

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The Change that Changes Everything

The Change that Changes Everything

the changeLooking at the formation programs which aim at promoting change and transformation, a formator may wonder what is that change which changes everything in a person. In other words, what is that change which, if it does not happen, there is no real change in a person even if one advances in age and accumulate academic degrees. Only very few formees are naturally tuned to benefit from the formation programs and grow towards higher levels of transcendence. It is after initial formation when life offers serious challenges that some religious go through the process of “breaking and building”, the Pasqual mystery of dying to the old and rising to new life. Such a change often begins to happen in people at crucial moments of their lives. It can be through an encounter with a person, an escape from an accident, an illness, a failure, an experience of betrayal….

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Claretian Ashram Begins 25th Year

Claretian Ashram Begins 25th Year

wardha 3Jubilate Deo! Claretian Ashram College of Philosophy officially entered into a significant phase of its history on 16th July 2013 on the auspicious occasion of the 165 foundation day of the congregation as Fr. Mathew Vattamattam, the General Prefect of Formation, officially inaugurated the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of its foundation in the presence of Fr. Thomas Vattukulam cmf, the Provincial Superior of St Thomas Province, along with other dignitaries, religious, well wishers and friends.

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Heart of Mary School for Formators 213

Heart of Mary School for Formators 213

shm13-3The 10th course for formators in the Heart of Mary School for Formators was held from 2nd of April to 20th June, 2013. The course in English was the last one in this Sexennium. The course was conducted in the Claretian centers in Vic, Barbastro and Colmenar Viejo. Twenty two formators from 13 different Major Organisms of the Congregation participated in the course. The following were the participants:

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