Renovación de votos de los estudiantes Vicente Cancino y Luis Ángel Rodríguez

Renovación de votos de los estudiantes Vicente Cancino y Luis Ángel Rodríguez

Comunidad del Teologado Emaús, México. Por cuarta ocasión, los estudiantes Vicente Cancino y Luis Ángel Rodríguez, renovaron sus votos religiosos el pasado 08 de agosto, y esta vez, el escenario para el evento fue la parroquia San Antonio María Claret, ubicada en el municipio Sucre de Caracas, Venezuela. La misa que arropó la renovación de votos estuvo presidida por el P. Alberto Cisneros, cmf, quien al mismo tiempo tuvo la responsabilidad de recibir las promesas renovadas de los dos estudiantes, por su parte, el Hno.

Quiterio Izquierdo cmf, formador del Teologado, estuvo a cargo de la organización y animación de la celebración.

Durante la homilía, el P. Alberto resaltó el compromiso que implican la castidad, la pobreza y la obediencia, y lo contradictorio que pueden resultar este tipo de opciones en un mundo tan convulsionado como en el que vivimos. Al final de la eucaristía se firmaron las correspondientes actas para después dirigirnos hacia la casa del Teologado en donde se ofreció una sencilla convivencia a la que asistieron algunas de las personas más allegadas a la casa de formación.

La comunidad del Teologado Emaús y la Provincia Claretiana de México, se alegran con esta experiencia y animan a Vicente y a Luis Ángel a seguir esforzándose en el seguimiento de Jesús al estilo de San Antonio María Claret.

Live In Ende, Flores

Live In Ende, Flores

On 4-7 August, 2016, twelve brothers from community of Wisma Scholastic Claretian, Yogyakarta went to Ende, Flores. Community chose the claretian pre-parish of St. Marinus, Pu’urere, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara as the location of Live In. There were many activities, started from catechism, talkshow, drama, and choir. Live in Ende, Flores was a program of this community for those who enjoyed their vocation in their hometown before they come back home to Yogyakarta.

Harry, CMF

Estudiantes Claretianos participaron en encuentro de jóvenes religiosos

Estudiantes Claretianos participaron en encuentro de jóvenes religiosos

Entre los días 4 y 7 de agosto, Estudiantes Claretianos de nuestra provincia vivieron el encuentro “Nuevas Generaciones de Religiosos Jóvenes, REJO 2016.

En la jornada participaron más de 40 jóvenes, quienes reflexionaron sobre la actualidad de la vida religiosa, la formación, luchas, desafíos, alegrías y propuestas para ser una generación renovada y profética.

El encuentro contó con la guía del Salesiano Miguel Cayo y la Hna Adriana Baribieri, quienes trabajaron bajo el lema “como nuevas generaciones, salgamos a prisa al encuentro de la vida que clama”.

A Defining Component of our Commitment

A Defining Component of our Commitment

The XXV General Chapter calls us to “commit ourselves to form – under the guidance of the Spirit – communities of witnesses and messengers; we will take care to be men of deep spirituality who – open to the recommendation of Pope Francis to the Congregation – adore our God the Father ‘in spirit and truth’ (cf. Jn 4:23) and embrace the processes of transformation that the Spirit grants us” (MS 65). We hold that transformation is a defining component of our commitment to progress as Claretians. The invitation affects all Claretians, all components of our being, and all areas of our missionary life – Governance, Prefectures, Ministries, and Community Life.

Transformation refers fundamentally to a process of profound and radical change. Radical is the operative word in the transformation process. This is a change that orients an organization and its individual members to a new direction and takes the members to an entirely different level of effectiveness.

It is an accepted fact that any transformation entails some form of suffering as this involves moments of uncertainty and facing unknown territories and realities both within the Congregation and within each one’s inner life. Moreover, transformation requires a willingness to respond to this new consciousness and to let go of that which is no longer growth-promoting. Transformation calls us to Christocentric action anchored on our faith in God and in confidence that He never abandons us.

We can identify three important elements that are necessary for transformation to take place.

The first element is a mature relationship with God. As transformation requires growth, it necessarily entails emotional and spiritual depth and action. Psychological and spiritual depth are difficult to attain without a deep personal relationship with God, a relationship that is tested and that grows in one’s daily encounters with God through others.   Needless to say, any action that is not anchored on this relationship with God is bound to be futile and unsustainable.

A second element is growth in creativity and initiative. We can never take on a different form or be transformed if we cannot imagine possibilities beyond our current mindsets and perspectives. Corollary to this, we are challenged to take the necessary action to make these possibilities a reality.

Third and last are courage and strength. These qualities are essential throughout the transformation process. It takes both to initiate change, to pursue it, to persevere in the process, and to culminate the entire experience.

Courage and strength anchored in one’s mature relationship with God empowered by creativity and initiative and made possible by openness and humility facilitate the transformation journey.

We have a big task ahead of us and the next six years will only lay the ground for the transformation process. I believe though that we live in a fast-paced world of change and transformation, and the Church cannot afford to be left behind. If we are to be responsive to the call of the times, we cannot hold on to our grip over what we now have in our programs, structures, and old order and in the bigger realm of our Congregation.

Leo Dalmao, CMF