Activites in Poland
Members in Poznań, Poland organised a 4-day live-in for a group of eight youths between 1st and 4th July in the small forest village of Piłka, 80km northwest of Poznań. Activities included bike hikes, kayaking, swimming in lakes and rivers, campfire, together with everyday Mass, short reflection and prayer. This was the second live-in organized for this group.
THE SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
On Wednesday 24th June, all the members and candidates of the Delegation of Malta and Gozo, gathered together for a Celebration to honour of Saint John the Baptist, the Patron Saint of the Society. The theme of the Celebration was ‘And many will rejoice because of his birth’(Lk 1, 14). The celebration included a feature, hymns, readings from the Founder’s writings and time for prayer and reflection. At the end of the celebration, the message that the Superior General wrote to the members on this occasion was read and distributed.
VISIT BY THE APOSTOLIC NUNCIO IN KORÇË, ALBANIA
Between the 7th and 8st of June, HE Archbishop Ramiro Moliner Inglés, Apostolic Nuncio for Albania visited the Catholic Community of Korçë. On Sunday 7th June he celebrated mass in the parish church and then visited the SDC House and the SDC Centre. On Monday 8th June he also visited Preca College.
A SEMINAR ON THOMAS MERTON
Between the 29th and 31st of May, the Society organized a seminar to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, a Benedictine monk who wrote several books on spirituality. The seminar was based on Merton’s biography and selected readings. It included time for prayer and silence, documentaries about his life, a reflection on Merton as an author, workshops and presentations related to parts of his writings. Twenty five members participated in the seminar that was held in the Conference Centre at ‘Dar il-Ħanin Samaritan’.