On Wednesday, November 13, we had the great opportunity to meet with lay brothers. The meeting took place at St. Anthony Claret Parish in Mixco-Guatemala. Present were Saetas Claretianas, Itinerantes por el Reino and a community in discernment: Mitte Nois. Fr. Javier Hernández, Prefect of Apostolate of the Province of Central America and Fr. Manolo Tamargo, the General Counsel of the Movement and General Treasurer of the Claretians, also visited us that day.
This meeting allowed us to present to Fathers Manuel and Javier something about the lay project in Guatemala.
We listened attentively as itinerantes por el Reino has worked for the Parish for several years. Stories that inspire us to know that the spirit of service has moved us and continues to do so.
We, as Saetas Claretianas present a bit of our history. We are a young community that still needs to mature to serve the mission to which we committed ourselves.
The community in discernment Mitte Nois made us reflect on the importance of Claretian Youth Ministry. Through them our Parish, and especially the young people, have discovered our Patron Saint and have assumed the Claretian charism as their own.
We talked about the challenges that St. Anthony M. Claret Parish brings and how from our experience we believe that the community can benefit.
We know that God has been working wonderfully in these last two years and that is why new communities have emerged in Central America.
A meeting between brothers that invites us to continue evaluating ourselves, working and believing that God has wonderful projects for our community.
Father Manuel urged us to continue working and to continue fighting for the Claretian charism. He shared with us some previews of the Movie about the life of St. Anthony M. Claret, which we look forward to with great enthusiasm.
Carmen Ramirez,sc (Claretian Saets)
Bruno La Hoz, a member of he Meraki community in Lima (Peru) has been appointed by the General Council as Delegate for Vocation Promotion for the Movement. With this service of new creation in its organizational structure, the General Council intends to dynamize and vertebrate the action of the Movement in the animation of new secular evangelizers, making the Claretian charism known to those who have not yet discovered their vocation and charismatic identity.
Born in Lima, Peru, Bruno has been in pastoral service for 15 years. His work has been developed mainly with and for young people from different backgrounds. In the year 2019 he was appointed as head of the Claretian Leadership Training School and in charge of the Youth Pastoral area of the PJVC of Peru. Likewise, he has held the position of Coordinator of Youth Ministry and Vocation Ministry in different opportunities in the Parish of San Miguel Archangel of Lima and at the level of the Diocese of Callao as Regional Delegate. Since 2011 he has been part of the National Mission and Spirituality team of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference.
The promotion of the Lay Claretian charism and of the Movement is one of the strategic lines approved by the General Assembly of Medellín and which are proposed as objectives for this next quadrennium. In his function as delegate, Bruno will be in charge of configuring and leading a team of vocation promotion that will seek to define criteria, to impel initiatives and to dynamize the action that the Movement develops in order to invite and to facilitate the vocational clarification from the Claretian secular charism.
«La esperanza de los pobres nunca se frustrará» (Sal 9,19)
El domingo 17 de noviembre se ha celebrado la jornada mundial por los pobres.
Como movimiento de Seglares Claretianos nos mantenemos atentos al llamado que Dios nos hace en el día a día, sabemos que toda nuestra visa está al servicio del Reino. Pero hoy es un momento para pensar en aquellos los mas pobres, hoy podemos asistirles podemos ser La Esperanza para ellos para el mundo.
El Papa Francisco nos insta a ello como evangelizadores que somos y nos sentimos. "La condición que se pone a los discípulos del Señor Jesús, para ser evangelizadores coherentes, es sembrar signos tangibles de esperanza. A todas las comunidades cristianas y a cuantos sienten la necesidad de llevar esperanza y consuelo a los pobres, pido que se comprometan para que esta Jornada Mundial pueda reforzar en muchos la voluntad de colaborar activamente para que nadie se sienta privado de cercanía y solidaridad."
Antes de finalizar el año litúrgico nos ponemos en sintonía total con aquellos que para Jesús son su mayor tesoro. Que nuestro corazón se una al del Salmista contando todas sus maravillas, dignos de haber cumplido la misión encomendar por Jesús.
Hacer justicia es hacer que en este mundo también puedan vivir dignamente los pobres.
Puedes ver algún material preparado para esta jornada AQUI
Juan Carlos Díaz, delegado JPIC MSC