ASSEDIL training session 2023
Thirty-five directors actively participated in the 11th Directors’ Training Meeting organised jointly by ASSEDIL and RELEM; coming from Austria, Belgium, Egypt, France, Jordan, Greece, Malta, Palestine and Spain, they weaved together knowledge, relationships and possibilities for future collaboration.
Languages are never a barrier, even if at first they slow down the interaction a little, but they are in fact one more possibility to build the Mission that we as Lasallians live all over the world.
After a joyful activity of getting to know each other and the presentation of the Generalate, each District introduced itself so that the differences, the cultural specificities, and also the juridical and managerial ones could be known by all.
Lasallian identity was the theme which, like a shining prism, was presented and explored from many points of view: the characteristics of faith, fraternity and service, the Intentional Communities, leadership in the Lasallian community, the New Learning Context (n.c.a.) experienced by the ARLEP District, the Pastoral Ministry of Justice of the District of France and of the French-speaking countries and education in solidarity were some of the themes touched on.
The work around the linguistic tables or in mixed groups made it possible to compare and deepen the facets and richness of local realities within the horizon of the Mission and of Lasallian identity in order to generate greater commitment and to bridge the gap between the ideal and the real.
The Roman evening, the evenings and the aperitifs with the community of the General Council and of the Generalate helped the fraternity which characterises our charism and our Mission to grow.
Thanks always to all the Assedil Council who, for 11 years, with tenacity and creativity, have been carrying out this beautiful experience that contributes in building RELEM.