THE LAY CLARETIAN FROM CES (LEIOA) PARTICIPATED IN THE MINISTRY MEETING OF THE FUTURE NEW PROVINCE OF CMF.
The weekend of 5 to 7 October, we gathered 50 people from Catalunya(Spain), Euskal Herria (Spain), France and Italy, called by our Ministry Prefects, with the aim of favouring the mutual encounter, making contributions to the sketch of the new Provincial Project of Life and Mission, and sharing the pastoral work realized in every province.
During the meeting there was also a moment for presenting the Lay Claretian Movement, specially the attending lay people, who because of working with the claretian missionaries feel identified with this charism, but without knowing specifically the reality of the Movement.
As it cannot be less being in Vic, a part of the afternoon was devoted to renew our claretian spirit. We were accompanied by F. Carlos Sánchez from CESC and Brother Josep Codina, CMFs, and we visited the temple, the museum and emblematic places of Vic. We ended the tour with a prayer vigil in which we celebrated the seven gifts the Spirit give to us.
It has been two intense days for knowing each other, share the claretian spirit that join us together and start guessing where this new Organism can go, walking from the key of the Shared Mission. May the audacity and creativity that characterized F. Claret inspire us to be the evangelists this time needs.
Bernardeta Arbaiza, Lay Claretian.