After some very suggestive motivational videos, Saturday, November 13, was the convocation of the virtual encounter of the CF. The people in charge of each branch and their delegates wanted this encounter to be the prologue of the encounter that is held every 4 years and that on this occasion will be in Rome from 3 to 8 December. These encounters have been held for a long time to strengthen mutual knowledge, to strengthen the bonds of family and to explore projects in which we can work together.
The virtual meeting has served to confirm that we consider ourselves to be a family because we felt the joy of being able to see people from all the different branches, so dispersed throughout the world, and the opportunity to share some time together.
The virtual encounter has served to confirm that we consider ourselves family because we felt the joy of being able to see people from all the different branches, so dispersed throughout the world, and the opportunity to share some time together.
The talk of motivation and reflection was animated by the Claretian Adrián de Padro, with the title "Where the threads cross. From family to familiarity". With a marked Claretian identity, it has been a talk from a very new and inspiring perspective.
Bernardeta Arbaiza. Communication Delegate of the Lay Claretians Movement
El P. Manolo Tamargo nos hace llegar esta carta de despedida de su labor como asesor general. Como bien dice él, no se despide de su vinculación con Seglares Claretianos, ni de su intención de seguir colaborando con el Movimiento, aunque ahora, de forma diferente.
Por nuestra parte, le damos las gracias de corazón por su implicación a tope con el Movimiento, por todo lo que nos ha aportado y por su forma de ser y hacer de la que tanto hemos recibido. Mil gracias P. Manolo.
Father Pedro Belderráin is the new General Advisor of the Lay Claretians Movement. He replaces Father Manuel Tamargo, who must assume new functions within the Congregation.
As a member of the General Council, the General Advisor is elected by the General Assembly of the Movement. However, since he is a consecrated person, this election is always conditional upon receiving the consent of his superior. This consent must be renewed each time a General Chapter is held, since it is a time of change in the planning and organization of a Congregation.
In this context, the General Council of the Movement was consulted on the possibility of a change in the person in charge of the service of General Councilor. The Movement, which has always wanted to place itself in the hands of the Spirit, and wishes to grow as a Claretian family, has not wanted to place any obstacle to the planning that the other branches, and in this case the Congregation of Claretian Missionaries, consider necessary in their internal organisation to face the new challenges.
Pedro Belderrain Belderrain was born in La Felguera (Asturias-Spain) in 1964. He was ordained a priest on April 21, 1990. Since 2007 he was part of the government team of the Claretian Province of Santiago, and from 2016 he was its Provincial Superior. Until this month of August 2021 he has been elected as Prefect of Apostolate and Consultor of the General Government of the Claretian Missionaries in its recent General Chapter.
With immense joy, from the Lay Claretians Movement we want to give a warm welcome to Fr. Pedro Belderrain, thanking his generous availability and asking God that his service to the Movement may be very fruitful. Manuel Tamargo for all his efforts and his immense work for the benefit of the laity, which has done and will continue to do so much good to the Movement, wishing that the Spirit will continue to accompany him and that he will continue to be a great help to the Movement.