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Lay Salvatorians in the modern world – 4

Salvatorian Universality in action

There are many different approaches to Salvatorian Universality. While the sisters and brothers of the religious communities see in it more the all-embracing love of God that is given to every human being without exception, we Lay Salvatorians seek a more practical application of it. For it is a truly universal instrument to give and make our neighbor experience the love of God.

As mentioned before, one of our most important guiding principles is the words of Blessed Francis Jordan: “As long as there is one person on earth who does not know God and does not love God above all things, you dare not allow yourself a moment’s rest. Continue Reading

Lay Salvatorians in the modern world – 3

Community building

Even if there are local Salvatorian communities in several countries of the world, we must now find a common path to the future. We are now a Private Association of the Faithful dotted with juridical personality recognized by the dicastery of laity, family, and life at the Vatican. This indicates leaving some fond and cherished practices and taking over and becoming familiar with some new ones. In particular, we need to pay more attention to becoming a true community.

In a true community, it’s not enough to meet on a superficial conversational level, make a little more than small talk, and leave out all the areas that really get to the heart of a person and bring us closer together. True communities have passed 4 phases: Continue Reading

Lay Salvatorians in the modern world 1

The world today

Since the Lay Salvatorians began to develop in the 70s and 80s of the last century, their image has changed a lot. While the first Lay Salvatorians were dropouts from the two Salvatorian religious communities, real lay people have increasingly built up the present communities. And with that, a somewhat different spirit or outlook came to light. Equal in spiritual content but differently expressed by life.

In the following I want to draw an image of Lay Salvatorians today now and how the development could go forward into the future.

The world we live in has a lot of different faces and with it a lot of different life issues and challenges. Living our Christian Catholic faith is not easy in many places and is becoming increasingly difficult even in those areas where it was previously considered traditional. The reasons for this are diverse and very much go hand in hand with changes in our values and points of view of society. Continue Reading

Lay Salvatorians in the modern world – 2

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  1. Education

Education

In today’s increasingly globalized world, where challenges must be addressed locally and globally at the same time, basic and comprehensive education is inevitable. Even if some people will not like going back to school, our world and life today afford lifelong learning everywhere. It is a slogan but if you think about it more closely at all times it was necessary to face new challenges and experiences and analyze them. Without doing so nobody would have been able to survive at any time. Today of course in a globalized world the amount of information is enormous and increasing. But to be interested in multifaceted topics can only marginally be compared with going to school again. Continue Reading

Go, you are sent! (A dialogue with the spirit)

A beautiful Sunday morning somewhere, – Pentecost Sunday! Just walking home from the holy mass. A joyful celebration, meaningful hymns were sung by the choir and the highlight a rain of smelling petals from roses and Pentecost roses after the Gloria. Still excited I find my way through the park. Parents are playing with their children, young couples sitting in the lawn, seniors are meeting their neighbours, everybody is in a good mood.

Out of a sudden, the last words of the mass come to my mind: “Go, you are sent”

„Hello my friend, you are sent! Do you remember me?“ an inner voice appears and start to talk to me.

I think: „Me? You mean, me? – Is that a misunderstanding. What happens here now?“ – Quite a confrontation develops with a long-repressed inner „relative“ (R) …

I’m sent? To what? To whom? – I’m only a simple Christian, going to Church on Sunday, meet fine people and friends there …

(R): That’s all? – Go, you are sent! Is there not expected more?

Sent? – What does it mean: Sent?! – I am not an ancient apostle in a linen shirt and simple sandals, walking over the hills and sleeping somewhere like a homeless. What a curious image? – I live my life here and now in the 21. century. Life ticks differently today … Continue Reading

ICDS Way of the Cross – 2020/12

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Station 12: Jesus dies at the cross

 

 

Unifying love in the darkest night …

And at three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Some of the bystanders who heard it said, “Look, he is calling Elijah.” One of them ran, soaked a sponge with wine, put it on a reed, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see if Elijah comes to take him down.” Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. (Mark 15:34-37)

A last act of earthly love and tenderness: Jesus asks the disciple John to take care of his mother and asks his mother to accept John in his place. Both do not leave his side until the last breath.

Let us try to enter into this scene mentally. Before us lies only sadness, no comfort, no hope. – Everything seems to have come to an end… Continue Reading

GC Letter of inspiration and motivation – December 2019

English

Dear Lay Salvatorians,
Please read the latest issue of our letter of inspiration and motivation here. Our ICDS Vice-President Kenzia Drake from the United States has written something about “The importance of Community“.

Enjoy the letter and let us know what you think about it.

The members of the GC of the ICDS

Letter of inspriation and motivation

Español

Queridos Salvatorianos Laicos:

Por favor, lee aquí la última edición de nuestra “Carta de Inspiración e Motivación”. Nuestra Vicepresidenta del ICDS, Kenzia Drake, de los Estados Unidos, ha escrito algo sobre “La importancia de la Comunidad“..

Disfruta de la carta y dinos lo que piensas al respecto.

Los miembros del Comité General de la ICDS

Carta de Inspiración e Motivación

Liebe Laien SalvatorianerInnen,
Die aktuelle Ausgabe unseres Inspirations- und Motivationsschreibens finden Sie hier. Unser ICDS-Vize-Präsident Kenzia Drake aus den USA hat etwas über “Die Wichtigkeit der Gemeinschaft” geschrieben.

Genießen Sie den Brief und lassen Sie uns wissen, was Sie davon halten.

Die Mitglieder des GC des ICDS

Inspirations- und Motivationsschreiben

 

 

 

 

GC Letter of inspiration and motivation – October 2019

English

Dear Lay Salvatorians,
Please read the latest issue of our letter of inspiration and motivation here. Our ICDS General Committee member Olga Lucia Hurtado from Colombia has written something about “The importance of work as a Salvatorian Family“.

Enjoy the letter and let us know what you think about it.

The members of the GC of the ICDS

Letter of inspriation and motivation

Español

Queridos Salvatorianos Laicos:

Por favor, lee aquí la última edición de nuestra “Carta de Inspiración e Motivación”. Olga Lucia Hurtado, de Colombia y miembro de Nuestro del Comité General de la ICDS, ha escrito algo sobre “LA IMPORTANCIA DEL TRABAJO COMO FAMILIA SALVATORIANA“.

Disfruta de la carta y dinos lo que piensas al respecto.

Los miembros del Comité General de la ICDS

Carta de Inspiración e Motivación

Liebe Laien SalvatorianerInnen,
Die aktuelle Ausgabe unseres Inspirations- und Motivationsschreibens finden Sie hier. Unser ICDS-Generalausschussmitglied Olga Lucia Hurtado aus Kolumbien hat etwas über “Die Bedeutung der Arbeit als Salvatorianische Familie” geschrieben.

Genießen Sie den Brief und lassen Sie uns wissen, was Sie davon halten.

Die Mitglieder des GC des ICDS

Inspirations- und Motivationsschreiben

 

 

 

 

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