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img1_1024_x_768On Saturday 19 September 2016 the Laysalvatorians of Austria went for a pilgrimage with the motto “Laudato Si” according to the Encyclica of Pope Francis. Additionally, he recently incorporated the integrity of creation as the 8th work of mercy and proclaimed Sept 1 as the Creation’s World Day of prayer.

Together we went by train to a village located at the Danube River somewhere north-west of Vienna, our starting point. In front of the local church (unfortunately it was closed) we held the initial spiritual momentum with some statements from the encyclica and a song. Then we started our walk into the Wienerwald towards the destination of our pilgrimage, the Lourdes Cave of Maria Gugging. The first part of our path was steep up a hill through the wood but afterwards the path went over fields and through forested areas sometimes uphill sometimes downhill but not as steep as at the beginning. We made two stops for contemplation on the way. The final prayer we held at the Lourdes Cave. There our personal concerns and requests were offered to the Lord and Mother Mary in quietness and prayer. A public bus brought us back to the meeting point of the morning. It was a good day with many interesting interchanges of ideas, common prayer and lived Salvatorian community.

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Image1With 3 Belgian Lay Salvatorians we went from May 24 to June 19, 2016 to the Congo. I visited Congo as a representative of the ICDS (→ International Committee of the Divine Sevior).

A delegation of fathers, sisters and lay people had picked us up at the airport. We drove to the ‘ Avenue Kinkondja, where we stayed at the fathers house. Once there, we got a pleasant surprise. The executive committee of the Salvatorian Laity of Lubumbashi cooked a nice meal to welcome us.
After an exuberant greeting, which indicated that they were pleased with our visit.

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13932959_1769305283328716_6317352571277369034_nThe Lay Salvatorians of Colombia had a big reason to celebrate a spectacular common event on the weekend of August 13th – 15th, 2016 – the 25th anniversary! The topic of the event was: “Memory, prophecy and identity, a challenge for Lay Salvatorians today.”

Here some original statements from postings on facebook to this event by Olga Hurtado:

  • Compartimos la alegría de los compromisos asumidos por mujeres valientes que optan por el seguimiento de Jesús en el carisma Salvatoriano, en ese selecto grupo se destacan dos integrantes de nuestra comunidad. Que Dios las acompañe siempre en esa decisión trascendental que han tomado.
  • Celebrando los 25 años con una espectacular fiesta. Gracias comunidades de Cartagena por su acogida, Elizabeth Taron Sonisabel Murcia Humberto DelRío Charo Milanes Evelia Porto Laureano Garcia Muentes Mary Garcia etc todos. Mil y mil gracias

Renewal of commitment of Lay Salvatorians

In the SDS-Newsletter of Philippine Region Issue 30 the following entry was to read:

Last June 18, 2016 was the renewal of Commitment of our Lay SDS namely Anna Liza Esguerra and Josephine Flores. This is another new beginning a commitment to live the words through their SDS Identity and Spirituality by their Mission. It was done within the Holy Mass presided over by Fr. Vara Prasad Rao, SDS. It was attended by the Sisters of the Divine Savior Community and the candidates for Lay SDS. The men and women who want to live their lives according to Gospel values and who share the apostolic mission and spirituality of the Salvatorians. They come together once a month for their formation. Fr. Jordan said, “Do not rest content until all know, love and serve Jesus as their Savior”.

The Lay Salvatorians Renewalists: Anna and Josie with Fr. Prasad, SDS; Sr. Alona, SDS & other Lay Salvatorians

The Lay Salvatorians Renewalists: Anna and Josie with Fr. Prasad, SDS; Sr. Alona, SDS & other Lay Salvatorians

A big THANK YOU to the Salvatorian brothers and sisters!

 

unit_letterRead here the letter to the units from our secretary →

English: Letter to units – June-en

Español: Letter to units – June-es

You will find all the documents addressed in the letter at the ICDS-forum under “basic texts” and “operating guidelines”. Don’t forget to register first, please, because otherwise you cannot download or read the pdf-files!!! The FAQ’s are available directly at the ICDS-homepage. – If you have some troubles with it, get in contact with your the responsible person of the unit leadership team, please.

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