Oct 30, 2018
3RD CLARETIAN FAMILY DAY GATHERING
WELULI - ATAMBUA
On October 25 to 26 we had our gathering. The participants were the Cmf , RMI, MC + AMC ( claretian youth ). Among the delegate.present with us was no other than the Delegate Superior of East Timor - Indonesia. The two- day gathering was made possible the approval of Claretian Family Logo, the core values (C-care F- form D -Develope), the General theme ” BECOMING RADIANT WITNESSES OF THE LOVE OF GOD " . The updates on the upcoming AEYG +CF to be held in Dili and the members of the committee and to solicit suggestions.
More than what we
had planned was our joy and strength to be together. we listen to
each other’s life and mission experiences and in a special way
we got in touched with the life and mission of the Missionary sisters
of St. Anthony Claret in Weluli. We took time to go for an excursion up
the hill there we breath in fresh air and enjoy tremendously the panorama. The
Holy Rosary was prayed on top of the hill and end with words of gratitude from
the chairperson fr. Seles CMF. After dinner we had our solidarity
The 27th, we are gathered to join in the thanksgiving celebration of Sr. Joana, MC on her 25th silver jubilee in Religious life and the renewal of vows of a junior. We thank God for his great Love lavishly bestowed upon sr. Joana for her faithfulness and dedication. Lunch was served, and short presentation followed.
Thank your Lord for our Claretian Missionary Vocation. May we indeed Radiant witnesses Of God's Love.
Dina Ruste, RMI
East Asia Province
Oct 26, 2018
Aug 1, 2018
JULY 31, 2018
* OPENING RITE FOR THE 11th PROVINCIAL CHAPTER
Enthronment of the Bible and the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Procession of the participants to the chapter hall
Invocation to the Holy Spirit and the prayer of peace
Today, Sr. Jolanta Kafka formally opens the chapter with words of encouragement to all the participants. In her remarks, she reminds us of vocation experience that entails a growing desire for fidelity. Therefore we should never reject the various colors in our life of communion in our communities and in our mission where we share our charism with the lay collaborators for it is in our aim and goal, the manner of living is like walking pilgrims.
In the afternoon we have the election of the secretaries of both Japanese and English medium.
In the evening we have the opening mass for the chapter with Fr. Jose Marquez, CMF as our main celebrant.
On this day, we also celebrate the 84th birthday of Sr. Inocencia, the oldest Spanish missionary lives in the formation house of Quezon City.
WALKING WITH THE CHURCH TOWARDS THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
We the EAST ASIA PROVINCE celebrates the 11th Provincial chapter on July 30 - August 8, 2018, in Quezon City - Philippines, with the theme WALKING WITH THE CHURCH TOWARD THE NEW EVANGELIZATION.
With this theme, we hope to evaluate our life as a province in these last three years and plan for the future of our province for the years to come.
Chapter Hall is ready for the event
This hall is prepared to accommodate the chapter members. There are 33 participants in this chapter, composed of 30 sisters, 2 lay collaborators, and 1 translator for Japanese speaking sisters.
JULY 30, 2018
All the participants gathered in Lanai for the general orientation at 8:30 a.m.
Sr. Jolanta Kafka, our general superior gives the general orientation for the Rules of the chapter.
Right after the orientation, Sr. Jolanta leads the recollection for all the participants with the theme " Jesus Discernment" All the participants are invited to reflect and to identify their own experience of discernment with that of Jesus and learn from Him to make discernment as our way of living.
Jan 25, 2018
A Bountiful Heart of Joy
Every stage of formation has its own meaning and struggle. There are times of ups and downs, but His love remains forever to accompany and teach me the important sense of being faithful to His call. On January 17, 2018, He has done great things that I would never forget in my life, the day of my perpetual profession where I offered myself totally to Him.
It was a great day for me where the Eucharistic celebration done solemnly by the priest presider Rev. Fr. Florentinus Hartosubono, Pr. (Espicopal Vicar of Yogyakarta), and the concelebrant priests were from our Parish (Parish Priest), CMF, OCD and Sch. (Schola Pius). The celebration was very solemn, simple and touching. I love and valued the celebration with so much joy deep inside of me. I really thankful to all the sisters in my community (Yogyakarta Community) who gave their best and work a lot for the success of this celebration collaborated with our CMF brothers and the parishioners from our area (John the Baptist Area). Right after the Eucharistic celebration, we continued by taking dinner and simple performances from our sisters, CMF brothers and also from the children of our apostolate.
Finally we had our merry dance as a family. I am really thankful for their supports and prayers which I saw it from the joy of their faces and efforts as the word said “real abundance is found when we join hands with those we love.”
I am truly aware of my limitations and my shortcomings as a human being, yet God chose me to become His own. I am loved and blessed because His love and mercy welcome and accept me as His own. It is enough just to feel His love who brought me courageously to be possessed by Him. I remembered when I was being attracted to our life as Claretian Sisters through the words of our foundress Ven. Maria Antonia Paris said “He Taught Me Everything from the Holy Cross” which gave me inspiration in my vocation journey to surrender totally to Him who surrendered Himself for me. Therefore I took my motto for my perpetual profession as a reflection of my vocation journey which I felt joy whenever I do this: “Do Whatever He Tells You” (Jn.2:5). For me, this Claretian vocation is a gift and treasure that God has planted in me. This is what I must celebrate every day.
Lastly I would like to thank to my beloved congregation, especially to the sisters in East Asia province who accepted and allowed me to join this family through the perpetual profession that I have made. "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving." (Col.4:2)
Let us walk together in the light of the Lord. Mary, Mother of God, pray for us…