Young Lasallians – Jeunes lasalliens – Jóvenes lasalianos

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.

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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.

Reunión del equipo MEL de Relem en Bruselas

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El equipo MEL de la RELEM se reunió en Bruselas el pasado 14 de marzo de 2016.

Entre los temas tratados destacamos:

. La implicación de los trabajos de la CIAMEL y la sensibilización necesaria en los centros y distritos.

. La promoción de los intercambios de profesores y estudiantes ente los centros lasalianos en RELEM

. La formación lasaliana y la preparación de los formadores

. La construcción de un directorio regional

. Reflexión sobre el futuro de la misión en la región.

 

La Salle Universities – IALU Europe: reunión en Beauvais

Con la presidencia del Hno. Aidan Kilty, Consejero para la RELEM y con la asistencia de los Hnos. Jesús Miguel Zamora, Visitador de ARLEP, Jacques d’Huiteau responsable de la tutela de formación superior en FRancia y del Hno. Jesús Félix Martínez, delegado de Educación de ARLEP se han reunido en el Campus La Salle de Beauvais los directores generales y presidentes de las obras universitarias de RELEM.

iualueuropeDespués de repasar la ejecución de los acuerdos de las anteriores reuniones se proporcionan informaciones diversas sobre la IALU, el concurso LSDreams, la investigación, los procesos generados desde el Consejo Internacional para la MEL, la difusión de una newletter común a todos los centros y la elaboración de una matriz de mensajes que exprese la identidad y características diferenciales de nuestras instituciones de educación superior.

Se decide crear e impulsar un equipo de trabajo que estudie temas académicos de reconocimientos e intercambios entre los centros que tienen formación post-bachillerato y los centros universitarios.

Meditation for Christians – Laurence Freeman

The wonderful thing about meditation for Christians is that you don’t have to try to be good anymore.
If you see yourself holding grudges or being mean-spirited then I think maybe you do have to try to control yourself, but that’s one of the fruits of meditation.
You don’t have to try to be good.
You simply grow in the consciousness that you are good because God is good and everything around you is good.
Anything that is not good is the result of unconsciousness, and those results can be terrible, but they are the results of unconsciousness.

Eternity is with us – Evelyn Underhill

Eternity is with us, inviting our contemplation perpetually, but we are too frightened, lazy, and suspicious to respond; too arrogant to still our thought, and let divine sensation have its way.
It needs industry and goodwill if we would make that transition; for the process involves a veritable spring-cleaning of the soul, a turning-out and rearrangement of our mental furniture, a wide opening of closed windows, that the notes of the wild birds beyond our garden may come to us fully charged with wonder and freshness, and drown with their music the noise of the gramophone within.
Those who do this, discover that they have lived in a stuffy world, whilst their inheritance was a world of morning-glory: where every tit-mouse is a celestial messenger, and every thrusting bud is charged with the full significance of life.

Those whom God has set beside us today – Jean Vanier

We shouldn’t seek the ideal community.
It is a question of loving those whom God has set beside us today.
They are signs of God.
We might have chosen different people, people who were more cheerful and intelligent.
But these are the ones God has given us, the ones he has chosen for us.
It is with them that we are called to create unity and live a covenant

Prophets climb mountains – Paulo Coelho

The Lord often has his prophets climb mountains to converse with Him.
I always wondered why
He did that, and now I know the answer: when we are on high, we can see everything else as small
. Our glory and sadness lose their importance.
Whatever we conquered or lost remains there below.
From the heights of the mountain, you see how large the world is, and how wide its horizons.
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