Vic, Spain. With great joy and expectation, on April 3 began the School of the Heart of Mary for Formators of 2018, in the Claretian Spirituality Center in Vic. In this course, 18 participants come from different Major Organisms: Antilles (1), Brazil (3), Central America (2), Colombia-Ecuador (1), Colombia-Venezuela (2), Deutschland (2), Equatorial Guinea (2), Mexico (1), Portugal (2) and San José del Sur (2). We have the grace that, among the participants, there are three Brothers from the Antilles, Colombia-Ecuador and Mexico.
This formation course actually began in January, but online, with the accompaniment of some missionaries responsible for the process of each of the participants. This first part ended in the second week of March, before starting Holy Week. Now, in this actual part, it is about reinforcing what has been seen from the virtual platform.
The Chapter Document “CPR” (Claretian in Process of Renewal – Document of the XX General Chapter, year 1985) reads in number 49: “The greatest wealth of the Congregation is the people, each one of them is valuable because of what he has of autobiographical and non-transferable. ” To put the person of the Claretian Missionary at the center of interest is to pretend the best for each one. A Congregation that cares about its members is an Institute that wants to be healthy.
The proposal to give the best of each one of those who come to our Congregation has to do with the idea of preparing, in the best way possible, those who will have the task of leading the new Claretian Missionaries towards the missionary life. where they should meet Jesus of Nazareth.
Like Mary, the Heart of Mary School aims that those who do not only limit themselves to give to others of what has been learned … but, better still and as it says number 73 of our Constitutions, it is for be more mature every day and deeply aware of their own vocation, learn from experience, in the midst of changes in the world, to live firmly and constantly united to Christ, according to our charism.