On Friday, June 30 we, members of the CLM-PCA of Guatemala were sent to El Salvador by our community.
The first meeting took place in December 2016. On that occasion in our mission promotion we shared about St. Daniel Comboni, the members of the Comboni family, the CLM, how we are organized and, at least a little bit, how in Guatemala the community followed a journey based on the indications of the directory.
On this second occasion, the mission promotion part took place on Saturday, July 1 and lasted from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
These were the points of our program of activities:
To go back to recognize St. Daniel Comboni, the Comboni family and the charism that identifies us;
The missionary vocation and how to be community in the Comboni style;
The directory and an explanation of the stages of human, spiritual and Comboni formation. At the same time, as an example, how we took care of our formation over two and a half years;
A small workshop on human development to end the day and to explain a little bit the role of the CLM in the field of the integral development of the person.
Results of the meeting:
Identification of and connection among the people who will be the contacts between Guatemala and El Salvador;
Several people were motivated to know better the Comboni charism in order to discern their vocation;
To start having meetings the last Saturday of each month, beginning now in July;
From our part, a commitment to nurture properly and periodically the seed that has been planted;
To pray for fruits and for our brothers of El Salvador.
We, the CLM of Guatemala, believe in the name of Jesus and with the intercession of St. Daniel Comboni, that this work is from God and will have success. The people of El Salvador are intelligent, fighters, lovable, accessible, open and, above all and most importantly, full of faith and of love of God and ready to serve the most needy.
This past weekend, we, from Guatemala, without any merit on our part, have enjoyed and shared in the mercy of God.
“THE MISSIONARY MUST AT TIMES BE HAPPY WITH SOWING A SEED THAT WILL GIVE FRUIT WITH THE MISSIONARIES WHO WILL FOLLOW.”
St. Daniel Comboni
COMBONI LAY MISSIONARIES OF THE PROVINCE OF CENTRAL AMERICA
“HOLY AND CAPABLE MAKING COMMON CAUSE WITH THE POOREST AND MOST ABANDONED.
St. Daniel Comboni