I like to offer some reflections as we celebrate the 171 years of the foundation of our missionary Congregation. On this occasion I invite you to reflect on the theme of responsibility which we, as individuals and as a charismatic community, should assume for our vocation and mission in the Church.
News in Congregation
Young people from Asian countries served by Claretian Missionaries have gathered in Timor-Leste for a week-long assembly to renew their commitment as Christ’s witnesses. The Asia-Claretian East Youth Gathering is taking place from Aug. 5 to 11 in the Timor-Leste capital Dili.
Hope you have visited Sumanahally in Bangalore. Now the govt which had given the land does not want to renew the land liscence and so we are asked to vacate most of the land. in the following link you can see a writeup about the issue.
In 1927 the Claretian Missionaries came to the beautiful city of Huangshan, next to the famous Yellow Mountains in China . There grew a small Christian community. Although the missionaries were expelled from China in 1950, the seed of faith continued to grow.
Kiko a 25 year old Chinese youth has just landed in Spain. He comes from Beijing to participate with many other young persons in the World Youth Day but with a clear purpose offer himself to Christ and His mission. He will expend the whole year in our Claretian Formation Centre in Colmenar, Madrid.
Today I doff my hat off to real heroes in the person of Claretian priest Fr. Larry Miranda and Fr. Pedro Cleofe who run the Claret Kindergarten School of Tungawan and the Calret Mission Center in Sitio Bangkal where we brought books to start work on what would later be a full-scale library borne out of the partnership of the Claret Mission Center, Kris Peace Library; and the Kapatirang Claretian Inc, a group of Claretian priests and seminarians I now head.
The Archdiocese of Madrid has fixed its gaze on the young Claretian Martyrs of Barbastro as it prepares for the forthcoming World Youth Day.