SIARC  (Solomon Island Association of Religious Congregations)

Gizo Diocese Chapter met at the newly completed Betania Formation Center (Jah Mountain Gizo) for a day of reflection and sharing on the last letter of Pope Francis on ‘Fratelli tutti’ (we are all brothers).


The first part of the morning was dedicated to better understanding the document and on a group discussion and sharing on the ‘clouds’ affecting us at World and National levels and how we could live the values of Solidary and universal brotherhood in our settings and how we join our resources and plan something good here in our country and in the local Church.

The Eucharistic celebration and renewal of commitment of the various congregation in fidelity to the charism of the Spirit given to each of them.
The afternoon was dedicated to a planning session for the whole group
What was peculiar is the composition of the group: it was composed of 15 members of the following 6 congregations:

2 Dominican priests, one brother and 3 Dominican sisters (From Loga and Gizo)
4 Visitation sisters (Nusabaruku’s social center and school)
2 Salesian (Don Bosco) sisters and one Salesian bishop (from Gizo St Peter Training Center)
2 Servants of charity (from the Noro Parish)

It was indeed revealing to realize that in this group all five continent and six major religious groups in the catholic church were represented: 2 from Europe, one from America, 7 from Oceania, 3 from Asia 2 from Africa

Indeed, the catholic Church in Gizo is breathing the spring wind of the Holy Spirit calling to fraternal solidarity and universal brotherhood.

Bp Luciano Capelli, sdb, Gizo


Tags: training, Gizo, St Peter, Religious

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