The Philippines – Preparing the International Assembly of Young Brothers 2013

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From November 19-23, the Preparatory Commission for the International Assembly of Young Brothers, 2013, met in the Centre for Retreats and Conferences of the De La Salle University Dasmariñas, in the Philippines, in order to continue preparations for the Assembly.

They worked mainly on the flow of activities and on the timetable; they allocated  responsibilities for different tasks before and during the assembly; they reviewed the budget; they took a close look at the facilities to be used; they visited the educational centres that would be included in the day for educational experiences that was part of the programme relating to the theme of association for the educational service of the poor.

Without delay, they sent out a letter to all the Brothers who would be participating in the assembly, giving them information about the location for the conference and details of its organisation. The members of the Commission are: Brothers Richie Yap (LEAD), Michel Tolojanahary (Antananarivo), José Andrés Sánchez Abarrio (ARLEP) and Chris Patiño (San Francisco). The two Institute Secretaries for Formation attended the meeting.

The assembly will take place from the 29 July to the 7 August, 2013. The motto for the assembly will be: “I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly”. The topics to be treated will be those that emerged as most important during the meetings of Young Brothers in their Districts: community life, formation and accompaniment, association for the educational service of the poor, vocation promotion consecration and spiritual life. The results of the assembly will make an important contribution to the 45th General Chapter in 2014.

The commission is grateful to the Sector of the Philippines and to the Dasmariñas University  for their hospitality and for the excellent arrangements they are making to host the assembly.

 

 

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