Latin American CLM Meet in Quito, Ecuador

The National Responsibles of our Marianist Lay Communities in Latin America are presently meeting in Quito, Ecuador. The goal of the meeting is to discern future actions based on present realities, in light of our Marianist charism. The meeting began with the highlights and challenges of the CLM in each country. Cecilio de Lora, SM gave a presentation on Marianist Charism Today . Monsignor Fausto Trávez, Archbishop Primate of Ecuador, gave a talk on the Challenges of the Latin American Laity.

Isabel Duarte Quapper, our Regional Responsible for Latin America, sends the following report. It is always a great and important event when the Marianist Family gathers to meet. May we unite in prayer with our sisters and brothers in Latin America for a blessed and fruitful meeting!

Queridas y queridos:

El día de ayer comenzamos nuestro encuentro de Responsables Nacionales de CLM de Latinoamérica, pidiendo al Espíritu Santo que nos iluminara, para alcanzar nuestro objetivo de construir líneas de acción en base a nuestra realidad y a nuestro carisma, enmarcados en los desafíos de la Misión Continental.

Compartimos las luces y sombras de las CLM en cada uno de los países y descubrimos grandes coincidencias, también algunas distinciones que compartir.

Luego iluminamos nuestra realidad con el aporte Cecilio de Lora sm y Monseñor Fausto Trávez, Arzobispo Primado del Ecuador, quienes nos presentaron el “Carisma Marianista hoy” y “Desafíos para los laicos latinoamericanos”, respectivamente. terminamos el día con una Eucar´sitía presidida por Monseñor Trávez.

Hoy estamos analizando nuestra realidad para identificar los desafíos que son comunes a todos nosotros.

Les agradecemos los saludos que nos han enviado y por sobre todo, sus oraciones, que la hemos sentido en la alegría, la esperanza y el espíritu de Familia que vivimos quienes nos hemos conocido acá.

Les ruego sigan pidiendo al Padre, para que nos envíe su Espíritu y seamos audaces para construir espacios y oportunidades de encuentro con Jesucristo, al interior de la Familia Marianista.

Un abrazo grande y fraterno,

Isa

Chaminade Celebration in Mombasa

Here is a message from Josephine Njeri, the MLC National Responsible for Kenya.

Greetings and peace of Christ to you,

It is my hope that you started the year well. I am happy to share with you all, how we – at Mombasa, Kenya started our founder’s year.

We gathered together as family (lay and religious) and agreed to spend time with the disadvantaged. In this event we involved our friends and Christians of St. Martins Catholic church (a Marianist parish). We managed to gather clothes, shoes, mattresses, books and books.

Members participated in a spirit oneness.

We give all the glory and honor to God for the gift of His servant Blessed William Joseph Chaminade who we celebrate this year. Let us all join together and pray for his canonization, and that through his intersession our family may expand in numbers and holiness.

May God bless us all. 

With Love,

Together with Jesus and Mary.

Josephine Njeri

MLC- Kenya President

Click here to read a wonderful report with many photos of the Mombasa Chaminade Day Celebrations . And please check out the Chaminade Year web-site at www.marianist.org for prayers, resources, and news from around the world.