CLM International Meeting

July 3 - 16, 2011
Tagaytay City



The international meeting took off in the morning of July 3 Sunday with a tour of Malate Mission Center, followed by the Eucharist and lunch hosted by Malate Parish.
The international meeting, which was held at the St. Scholastica’s Center of Spirituality, Tagaytay City was attended by 12 lay missionaries representing each Columban Lay Mission Region/Mission Unit and Mission Team: Lanieta Tamatawale (Fiji), Columba Chang (Myanmar), Irma Cantago (Peru), Kyung Ja Lee (Korea), Sainiana Tamatawale (USA), Lilibeth Sabado (Taiwan), Angie Escarsa (Ireland), Gloria Canama (Pakistan), Nathalie Marytsch (Britain), Roberta Kim (Japan), Whoo Shin Kwak (Chile) and John Din (Philippines) ; Lay Mission Central Leadership Team headed by Serafina Vuda and members Gracia Kibad and Mauricio Silva; and Fr. Trevor Trotter of the General Council. The two week conference was facilitated by Mercy Sister Liz Murphy.

Fr. Arthur Leger, S.J., director of East Asian Pastoral Institute shared about the church in Asia and has provided input on leadership. Fr. Pat O’Donoghue, Regional Director of the Columbans in the Philippines spoke to the participants about the Columban Mission in the Philippines.

A covenant document was produced to capture what took place during the two week meeting. The covenant document affirmed a renewed focus on the vision of the CLM, a spirit of true togetherness, sharing of good news stories, weaving of inspiring mission stories, and commitment to inspired leadership.

The meeting culminated on the 16th of July with the participants committed to implementing the covenant in our personal journey, collective CLM journey and region, mission unit and mission team level.

by John Din 

2 comments:

Columban Lay Missionaries said...

Dear John,
Just want to say thank you for creating this wonderful blog.It is a great way to bring our story to the public.It will certainly raise awareness to people about the Columban lay mission. A good promotion indeed.
I hope those who visit this blog will start to seek and discern about their own mission in life.
Thanks a million John.

Columban Lay Missionaries said...

Dear John,
Just want to say thank you for creating this wonderful blog.It is a great way to bring our story to the public.It will certainly raise awareness to people about the Columban lay mission. A good promotion indeed.
I hope those who visit this blog will start to seek and discern about their own mission in life.
Thanks a million John.