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AEYG 2017+CF

4579From August 1-7, 2017, the Claretian youth of Taiwan (EAD) attended AEYG 2017+CF in Yogyakarta, Indonesia under the theme “Be Witnesses and Messengers of the Joy of the Gospel in Diversity.” This theme was in fact the continuation of the theme of the first AEYG-2015 “Meet Him in the Cloud”. Encountering God in the Cloud in 2015 inspired many young people to become the Witnesses and messengers of the joy of the Gospel in the diversity of the Asian Context. Seven participants from Taiwan attended the youth gathering in Yogyakarta. In spite of the language barriers and cultural differences, the enthusiasm and energy that emerged during the encounter really united the whole group into a clan of young people walking in the same road witnessing the joy of the Gospel in diversity.

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Revisiting our Erstwhile Missions in Anhui

IMG 20170809 WA0005The past of our Congregation’s ministry in China was filled with dramatic turns and twists of events. Our ministry was immortalized by the martyrdom of Briega who, though not in Chinese soil, shed his blood for China. As China still remains an enigma as far as evangelization is concerned, maintaining our relationship with the community that was formed by our predecessors is a privilege rather than a responsibility to remain relevant as ministers of the word in China.

My first visit to Huangshan, the holy ground of our ministry in China was made to visit the few living faithful who knew our missionaries personally. I met two of them, Nicholas and Liberado. They were students of the medical college run by Bro. Torres CMF in the 1947-48 batch which consisted of 9 students.

The story of Nicholas is already familiar to many Claretians through the book we had published ‘Retracing their FOOTPRINTS’. Nicholas survived 20 years of incarceration in the jail for being a Catholic by transcribing the Spanish New Testament that he had managed to smuggle into the jail. That handwritten copy is preserved with us in Macau. Fr. Mario procured a papal blessing for Nicholas he received with great emotion.

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路上的悄声

5去年在菲律宾初学院生活了短短两周,不知道为何我对每周日徒步到十五公里外的村庄服务乐此不彼,虽然一天徒步三十公里已经体力透支,但心神的愉悦却使我精神抖擞!我将这份奇特的心理和感觉归功于天主对我的召叫!
在不久前接到了修院导师Jose Ramon的通知,我可以去走雅各之路,那是圣雅各伯宗徒传道,解惑和埋葬之地,虽然以前去过,但面对这独有的西班牙文化,渴望之火在心中燃烧。对我而言这不仅仅是朝圣之路,更是我圣召之路的沙盘,我要在这里标注我的修道坐标!

3我们选的这条路不是很长,每天21km 左右共十二天。期间我们有1-2小时的默想和分享时间,在这段时间我对我的圣召理解颇多,远远多于由于徒步身体上,精神上所带给我的挑战!

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