This year the greeting on the anniversary of the Movement is marked by experience that part of the General Council has lived during the visit to the lay groups of Cameroon.
Their overflowing joy in celebrating the presence of God in their lives reminds us that what we are and have is a gift from our Father-Mother of heaven. An important part of what we are and what we have is our identity and Claretian charism.
Celebrating a new anniversary encourages us to live it as a great gift of God shared with so many sisters and brothers who vibrate, feel, work and dream to make present the Kingdom of God in the style of Claret. We want to be people who announce the word with our whole life and we are transforming the world that surrounds us from the closest situations to the most distant ones.
In the celebration of these 35 years of life of the Movement, we know how to recognize all the good that God has been putting in our way. We ask you to continue blessing us so that in the style of St. Anthony M. Claret, and under the protection of the Heart of Mary, we can be faithful to the gift of the vocation received and respond to it with commitment.
We share the prayer that the Corazonistas de Cochabamba-Bolivia group has prepared for this occasion and we pray it feeling united in family.
A fraternal hug.
Bernardeta, Miguel Ángel, Edison, Manolo.
PRAYER FOR AN EVANGELIZING COMMUNITY
We thank you, our Father, because through Jesus, you have reunited us in this evangelizing community.
We want to reproduce the lifestyle that Jesus took with the disciples he called to share his life and mission.
We feel gathered in your name, enjoying listening to your word, sharing our live with Jesus and prolonging today here his evangelizing mission.
Do, Father, that our community never closes in itself. May we always live for the mission, at the service of the people and assuming the cause of the poor to advance history towards your Kingdom.
Lord Jesus, may Mary, the faithful believer who meditated on your word and deeds in her heart, always be among us as she was among the apostles, drawing your Spirit with the strength of her Heart in favor of our Claretian community and of the goal of evangelization: the coming of the Kingdom!
On Saturday, July 7, a thanksgiving Eucharist was celebrated for the appointment of the Claretian missionary, Monsignor Aquilino Bocos Merino cmf as cardinal of the Church.
Invited by the province of Santiago of the Claretian missionaries, Arturo Peñas -vocal of economy of the Northern region of Spain- Nieves Sabina -coordinator of the Bética region- and Miguel Ángel Sosa -secretary of formation of the movement- attended as representatives of the Movement of Lay Claretians
With the simplicity and affability that characterize him, the new cardinal expressed during the homily his desire that this appointment contribute to reinforce, not only in him, but in the congregation and in the whole Claretian family, our commitment to continue serving the mission of the Church, being missionaries who burn in charity, who burn wherever they pass, who do not get upset in the face of difficulties and who only think about continuing to work for the salvation of all souls.
After the Eucharist, a small meeting was held in which attendees had the opportunity to congratulate Cardinal Bocos and share with him the joy of this appointment in a more familiar and relaxed atmosphere than in the official events held during the past weeks.