CLC: News from the Communities
The celebration provided our members with an opportunity to reflect on the theme of Projects 147--from its broadest sense of showing love for one another in a concrete way and living the CLC way of life, to becoming more aware of the needs of the poor in various parts of the world, and more specifically, to sharing in the financial responsibility for our mission. The celebration helped us to experience what it means to belong to a world community. It also provided a special opportunity for us to reach out to an Asian neighbor and show solidarity with CLC-Japan in their time of great need.
Download more information: CLCP_Letter.pdf
The first world CLC day in Transylvania (Romania)
It was a great joy for us to organise this meeting on the 3rd April in the diocese of Satu Mare.
It was such a pleasure, that different groups from North Transylvania could celebrate this world day. In the same time through this event, we felt connected with the world community.
Corresponding to the actual situation of our country, we have dealt with the problem of poverty and responsability for each other
We wanted to find the answer what we concretly have to do individually and as group: to solve those problems. In this activity we were guided by the Bible verses Luke 12:13-34.
United in common prayer
Dear friends in Christ!
At the beginning, a nice greeting everyone from the Croatia!
I think that we have never represent our small community to the world community!
This year (2011) we celebrated the 20th anniversary of CLC Croatia. In this years, about 100 persons passed the formation of CLC, and now, we are about 30 active members.
We celebrated our anniversary together with World Day of CLC in february, and, as you can see in photos.
Your letter (Projetcs 147) have encouraged us to contribute to Africa fund.
We wish you God's blessings to all and best regards!
CLC President Croatia
CLC Canada Fr - Quebec
March 8th, 2011: Our members in Quebec studied the Projects 147 by inviting Mr. Justin Sevakuzi and Mrs Jacqueline Niyamugaragaza who talked to them about the poverty in Congo. Then, Mr. Ghislain Compaoré shared with them his own experience in CLC Burkina.
March 22nd, 2011 - Celebration of the World CLC day in Quebec: Discussion in small groups on the Projects 147. It was followed by the Eucharist celebrated by Father Martin Cloutier sj.
CLC Peru - Ayacucho
"Hi all, however the World CLC Day could not pass unnoticed what happened in Japan, so that in the celebration on Friday March 25th we were always present in these events.
In Ayacucho, we gathered Cevequianos not just us but also the friends that always accompany us.
At the end we all end up happy with the meeting.
It is our best hope for the P. Francisco Chamberlain SJ recover soon (located in Lima) and we back into the CLC Ayacucho.
We thank P. Jose Antonio Recharte SJ for joining in the celebrations.
World CLC day in Lebanon
"There were two things:
1) meeting of CLC with Fr General, and some members made their commitment to this meeting in the presence of Fr. Adolfo Nicolás sj
2) after the meeting there was a Mass with Fr General during which two Jesuits made their solemn vows".
Download more information: with_clclebanon.pdf
CLC Canada Eng. - Prairies
Attached you will find the documented work of Prairies Region gathered together for the purpose of Communal Discernment around the Projects No. 147 issues and concerns.
Download more information: Day_Prayer_2011.pdf
CLC Kenya - Kitale
"The Kitale region gathered in Kiminini for the World CLC Day celebration. We chose to do this with the less privileged children at a small home for the physically and visually impaired children. We did our sharing on financial co-responsibility and had a meal and entertainment with them.
CLC Peru - Chiclayo
Hello CLC Community
Of the participants of the celebration of World Day of CLC in Chilclayo.
Alfredo Chiclayo Padilla
San Francisco Javier CLC
Chilclayo - Peru
A day of community celebration
CLC France - Bordeaux
March 25, 2011 in Bordeaux, France
A worldwide celebration that will be remembered!
A hundred people gathered for the Eucharist during which six were celebrated ongoing commitments in CLC.
After the celebration we're all invited to a splendid meal for which each community has brought a dish from a country in the world, and thus we are united by "the sense" to the world community! All were surpassed and it is a treat!
A slide show presents how CLC France participates in the life of the world community and the "financial co-responsibility for the mission" theme of this World Day has become a bit more practical for everyone. Reading a letter from the assistant of CLC Japan is a very emotional moment and makes us even closer to this community and all Japanese tried by the earthquake.
A really great party where we expanded the size of the heart to the world ...
"Dear world community:
Hoping this new year of life of our CLC, get us closer to the image of Christ. Secondary CLC in La Paz-Bolivia had a small celebration.
High School Service Council has begun its work this year, focusing on formation for youth.
We share two photos of a small celebration of secondary CLC of La Paz - Bolivia.
A cordial greeting from La Paz, we wish you a great year and that Christ will lead us day by day"
High School Service Council
CLC kairoi - Bolivia
World CLC Day – The Ethiopian Cultural Way
On 27th March, 2011 CLC – Ethiopia joined the world community in the celebration of World CLC day. This occasion was special on two fronts: First, it was the first time ever that CLC in Ethiopia celebrated this event; second, it was specially marked by the members who incorporated Ethiopian culture and dances from different regions of Ethiopia.
Compiled by Joseph Thomas Mboya SJ
CLC – Ethiopia Group Guide
CLC Canada Fr - Montreal
March 27th, 2011 in Montreal: Eucharistic celebration in Montreal for the World CLC day
CLC Peru - Lima
On Friday March 25 at the Church of Fátima (Miraflores), more than 130 people gathered to celebrate the World CLC Day. Was well received, and first gather all the communities of Lima. Also we put in our prayer all the communities of Peru and especially CLC JAPAN at the situation it is facing.
That same day, 3 people made their CLC Permanent Commitments.
CLC Hong Kong
CLC Day & Night, 19 Mar 2011
The Theme of the day was “Outreach – Building Community for the sake of the Kingdom”, which started with members’ sharing on participation in the Seoul Congress of Catholic Laity and CLC Asia Pacific Assembly. The day programme ended with a plenary session and celebration Mass.
We had a wonderful combination of adult and young members plus family members joining the evening activities. We enjoyed the delicious meal in the Canteen with special order of barbecued pork and oven-roasted sausages to quench our hunger for barbecued food.
CLC Canada Eng. - Ixthus
WORLD CLC DAY EVENT- 25 March 2011
For the world CLC Day, our CLC (Ixthus) used the opportunity to focus a time of prayer, input and reflection using Projects #147. Our communal mission for the past year has been working in collaboration with members of Churches and civil organizations in an effort aimed at the elimination of poverty on Prince Edward Island (the province in Canada that we live in). We recognized that this would be a long term mission, yet, in reflecting on Projects #147, we felt confirmed in the mission choice that we were led to make.
CLC Congo Brazzaville
"For the 25th March we were in a center for abandoned and orphans children, because they are born with disabilities. these children are aged zero to twelve.
I ask you to join us in prayer for these children some of whom are severely disabled.
United in Prayer"
CLC France: Greetings on World CLC Day 2011
Comme chaque année la Communauté est invitée à faire mémoire du don de Dieu : « Par amour, le Verbe s'est incarné et est né de Marie, Vierge pauvre de Nazareth. Inséré parmi les pauvres et partageant avec eux leur condition, Jésus nous invite à nous donner continuellement à Dieu et à instaurer l'unité au sein de notre famille humaine. Ce don que Dieu nous fait et que nous faisons à Dieu continue jusqu'à ce jour sous l'influence du Saint Esprit en toutes nos circonstances particulières » (principe général 1).
Cette fête mondiale nous met en communion avec la Communauté toute entière.
Belle fête à chacune et à chacun et que jusqu'à la prochaine rencontre Dieu vous garde dans la paume de ses mains.
Dominique Léonard, au nom de l'équipe service nationale.
CLC Argentina: Greetings on World CLC Day 2011
Queridos amigos queremos desearles a todos un Feliz Dia de la CVX. Que este dia nos encuentre unidos en la oración comunitaria, rogando por un mundo en el que seamos testigos del amor del Señor. En el dia de la Anunciación de la Virgen María los saludamos afectuosamente
CLC Cuba: Greetings on World CLC Day 2011
Queridos hermanos y hermanas, llegue a Ustedes en este especial día en que la Iglesia celebra el Anuncio de Dios a la Virgen de la Encarnación de Jesús, marco especial para nuestra celebración comunitaria, nuestro cariño y el deseo de que esta celebración que nos une en comunión consolide nuestros lazos como Amigos en el Señor.
Con infinito afecto, en nombre de la CVX Cuba
Vivian Luna Godoy
Presidenta Mesa de Servicio
1. Greetings on World CLC Day 2011
Luke Rodrigues sj, World Vice EA sends greetings to CLC Philippines on the occasion of World CLC Day
For more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ428ZliR6I
Celebrating Father Alain Renard sj in Cameroon
Thomas T. Nug from Cameroon share with us the text of a public witness on the occasion of the celebration of 50 years of religious life of the first National Ecclesiastical Assistant of CVX Cameroon, Fr Alain Renard sj
Available in French
Download more information: Au_P_Alain_sj.pdf
The 4 steps of the CLC France workshop Foreigner since 2007
From the text presented at the CLC European Meeting on Forced Migration in Luxembourg (January 2011)
Information available in French
Download more information: etapes_atelier_Etranger.pdf
A way of sharing the Christmas joy and practice the CLC way of sharing
3 CLC groups (PLUS, Leunis and Loyola) from Batticaloa region, CLC SRI LANKA usually select a family that finds it difficult to celebrate the Christmas and New Year during the Christmas eve and provide some economical support as sharing of joy and the good message of new born king, the Jesus with the family. The community members are involved in this sharing through their contribution and presence.
Read the story of their Christmas celebration in the attached document
Download more information: Christmas_Sharing.pdf
Reflections on the linguistic barrier in CLC
Paulo Milton de Lacerda (CLC Brazil) proposes the Esperanto as an auxiliary language in the world CLC
Read his reflections in the attached document.
Download more information: LINGUISTIC_BARRIER.pdf
Family and Ignatian Spirituality
From 9 to 12 October, over 200 people (65 families with their children) of CLC Spain gathered at Loyola for the second meeting of Family and Ignatian Spirituality
The meeting's objective was to reflect and show how the spirituality of St. Ignatius has been helping members grow and form CLC family (marriage and education of children)
For CLC Spain, the family is one of its priority areas of action.
More details are available in Spanish
For more information: http://cvxe.blogspot.com/search/label/familia
CLC Nigeria National Assembly
78 members of Christian Life Community in Nigeria participated in the Fourth National Assembly, which was held at Loyola Jesuit College on 11 - 15 August, 2010. Veteran members even praised this Assembly as the best one they experienced.
Download more information: Nigeria_Assembly.pdf
Reflection as part of preparation for the WSF-M
Harmful effects of migration policy of the Mexican State
On August 24, 72 migrants without documents were massacred
58 men and 14 women in Tamaulipas Mexico
See statement of advocacy groups for human rights
(Only available in Spanish)
Download more information: comun_Masacre_Migrantes.pdf
World CLC day at CVX- Congo Lubumbashi
Amongst other work with the poor, CLC- Lubumbashi has taken on the responsibility of:
Apostolate 1; School Girls.
Apostolate 2; Help for Prisoners
Apostolate 3; Help for the sick
Download more information: Wclc_day_congo.pdf
CLC Peru: Doing Church with the poor
We conducted a Eucharist in the parish of Fatima in Lima, which was elaborated on the question, What we would be able if we had the enthusiasm of God?
For more information: http://picasaweb.google.com/edesne/DiaMundialCVXLima2010?feat=flashslideshow#5454591485211371922
Project 144 in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Discernement towards preferencial optior for poors
We have diagnosed varied levels of poverty in our local community:
* large families facing difficult living conditions
* spiritual poverty – those who have strayed from the God’s Commandments’ path,
* people with no hope and contacts
Download more information: Poland_eng.pdf
CLC and the Poor in Sri Lanka
The world CLC day was celebrated very enthusiastically by the CLC communities in the East of Sri Lanka. We had recollections and Self-reflection on the CLC themes.
Our reflections made us realize that all of us are “Poor” in may areas of our life and rich in other areas of life. We have to learn from the materially poor many life skills, they are: generous, sharing, faith-filled and trusting in the Lord. These reflections were had in personal, community and larger community recollections.
After preparations, we had certain activities connected with the celebrations. On the 29th of March, we came together for Eucharistic celebration as a CLC community.
Download more information: Poor_and_clc_srilanka.pdf
CLC Slovenia: be aware that we are part of a European and global organization
we met on Monday after Easter (April 5, 2010) on a pilgrimage communities of three countries: Croatia, Italy and Slovenia in "Trsat" Croatia is a Marian shrine and is about three boundaries and is important for all three nations.
The Earlwood Group in Sydney Australia: Reflections about the poor and rich
“We reflected on the theme of CLC and the Poor across two meetings, discussing together what constitutes 'poverty' and what constitutes 'richness' in Australia.
We found that we received a deeper understanding of what each member of the group does in his or her own daily life and how we have already been bringing good news to the poor”.
Download more information: Reflections_Australia.pdf
WORLD DAY CELEBRATION 2010 IN CLC Ecuador
The World Day was celebrated by the CLC Ecuador in the days of 20 and 21 March in an atmosphere of great joy and sharing community, on the background dynamics DSSE.
Information available in Spanish
CLC RWANDA PILGRIMAGE TO KIBEHO
CLC of Rwanda have moved to KIBEHO on Saturday, March 20, 2010 as part of preparation for the World Day of CLC March 25 with a general intention to request that the CLC Rwanda may courageously enter in the Apostolic Life of the Church. There were 128 members representing all communities in Kigali, Butare and Cyangugu. Each of us took the opportunity to get out of his ordinary life, to live this journey with reference to the spiritual life especially that our spirituality is centered on Christ and we know the role of the Virgin Mary.
Download more information: RWANDA_CLC_PILGRIMAGE.pdf
Twinning Congo Lubumbashi-Switzerland
Text available in French and Spanish
Graced History of the communities
Key moments and graces of the particular journey of each national community. Responses to Projects 135 (in the original languages).
For more information: http://www.cvx-clc.net/l-en/gracedHistory.html