Though the Comboni Lay Missionaries (CLM) movement was established in Poland on the 10th of October 2010, lay missionaries had gone on the missions before that time.
As the name (CLM) suggests:
- They are ”lay” - people from the local churches recognizing their vocation to serve others and to bear witness to the Christian live working on the different continents
- They are “missionaries” - proclaiming Christ, not in words only, but mainly in deeds, by their attitude, love to the neighbors, by responsible performed duties. The final point in our formation is sending on a mission to the countries where experiencing God combined with work fulfills our vocation
- They are “Combonis”- the name comes from the founder of the MCCJ saint Daniel Comboni. CLM recognize their vocation in the Comboni's charism to serve “the poorest and the most abandoned". Comboni are the family consisting of fathers, brothers, sisters and lay persons, so we fill as the members of an international family with the strong roots and the same world outlook.
The CLM formation takes place in the Comboni community (MCCJ) in Cracow during the periodical formation meetings
During the formation process:
- we recognize our vocation in the context of our live and faith
- we study live and the charisma of saint Daniel Comboni
- we broaden our knowledge about the work on the missions
- during the meetings we build the Comboni 's family community
- we explore our strengths and weaknesses
Through the international family of CLM we can share our experience with the lay missionaries from the various countries. Common experience of the same vocation and the same charisma gives us the filling of safety, responsibility for each other as well as the strength and support for the future.
Currently formation meetings of CLM in Poland are taking part in the MCCJ community in Cracow, Skosna 4 Street.
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