08 February 2021
08 Feb 2021

Open to renewal

VIII District Assembly of Ecuador. The Dehonians of the new mission in Colombia participate for the first time.

by  Félix Blanco, scj

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On January 26-28, the VIII Assembly of the District of Ecuador took place in Quito. The meeting took place in the District house and Novitiate.

This year we had new faces: as representatives of the mission in Colombia, Frs. Delio Ruiz and Franciskus Joko Susilo (virtually), as well as two members of the United States Province: Fr. Juan Carlos Castañeda and Fra. Henry Nguyen, who shared a mission and language immersion experience with us.

During the meetings we were able to analyze our life and mission, focusing especially on social apostolic works. We discovered that some had been strengthened during the pandemic and others needed to be rethought to better serve in the proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

We had the presence of our Provincial Superior, Fr. Juan José Arnáiz, who invited us to approach the assembly with an open heart and mind to rediscover and rethink the passage of God through our lives and how to respond, in truth and fidelity, to his call in the present day of our history. Our General Councilor, Fr. Levi Ferreira, also dedicated some time to us, expressing his desire to visit our entity soon, as well as encouraging us in the process of renewal that the consecrated life demands.

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