The RELEM Young Lasallian Council met at the Generalate in Rome (1st – 3rd April, 2016) to continue with its work. At this meeting each Councilor was asked to review his/her personal work on the Council.
The members present were:
– Lorenzo Cutore (Italy) – District of Italy – Chair of the RYLC, Bérengère Pichelin (France) – District of France – Vice Chair of the RYLC, Fernando Eslava (Spain) – District of ARLEP, Joseph Gilson (Malta) – District of Ireland, Great Britain and Malta, Antoine Béland (Canada) – International YL Coordinator and Br. Jean François Morlier – General Councilor’s delegate on the Council.
Céline Gillardin (District of Belgium North), Cristina Martisca-Cosa (District of Central Europe) and Br. Aidan Kilty (General Councilor for RELEM) unfortunately could not be with us for this meeting for a variety of reasons beyond their control.
In our sessions we discusse:
– Plan of communication: The need to invite all groups and institutions to be more intentional about sharing all their activities and presence on the social media. The RYLC created a Facebook page and has plans to publish various articles about Districts’ happenings on a monthly basis. The RYLC will also be publishing some infographics to present and explain the RYLC and its mission.
– Formation Programme – Summer 2017: The RYLC is moving along with its plans for an international course for young professionals working in Lasallian schools in RELEM. This course will focus on Spirituality and Catechism in the 21st Century. This will be held in August 2017. The Council reviewed the program and proposed place and dates. More information about this will be made available soon.
– ICYL Meeting Suggestions and 5 Year Plan: The International Coordinator for Young Lasallians, Antoine Béland, explained different initiatives and projects of the International Council of Young Lasallians and the areas of priority Towards 2021. This helped the Council align its 5-Year Plan to that of the ICYL and the Institute.
– Preparation of Report to Brother Visitors Conference and a letter to Brother Visitors and the RELEM MEL Commission.
We want to thank Antoine in a special way. Firstly, for his presence, insights and help during our meeting, but also, for his unconditional and contagious dedication with which he faces the many critical projects he has been entrusted with. Chapeau, Antoine!
It was indeed another significant meeting helping us to enhance our work for the Young Lasallians in RELEM, the adolescents and young adults on which the future of the Lasallian Vocation, and Mission, depends so heavily in Europe and the Mediterranean.