World CLC President Mauricio Lopez visits the region

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On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of CLC, CLC Korea invited the world CLC president Mauricio Lopez to commemorate and remember the journey of CLC. He visited us from March 6th to 9th, having a graceful time with members in CLC Korea.

In a meeting with the members, he shared the meaning of the Golden Jubilee of CLC, CLC identity and leadership as well as the Amazon project. He also visited the CLC Hope School in Yongin.

With his visit and inspiration, CLC Korea could deepen its identity as one world lay apostolic body, widening its perspective on the world and enjoying inner dynamics.

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Ignatian spirituality in film 2016

2016 has been a cinematic treat for followers of Ignatian spirituality.

June saw the release of the crowd-funded Philippines-produced Ignacio de Loyola which portrays the life of St Ignatius up until his investigation by the Spanish Inquisition, covering the development of his main ideas in the Spiritual Exercises.

In December, Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of the 1966 novel Silence premiered. It is a historical fiction movie about Jesuit missionaries in Japan. The title refers to God’s apparent silence in the face of the persecuted Christians’ suffering. The film is due to be released in the Asia-Pacific in coming months, with the following dates confirmed so far:

  • 21 Jan   Japan
  • 16 Feb   Australia, Singapore
  • 17 Feb   Taiwan

Australia accepts godparenting request of New Zealand

CLC Australia has accepted the request of the Ignatian groups in CLC to be their ‘godparent’ as they discern whether they wish to apply for recognition by World CLC as a new national community. Simon McLellan from New Zealand has attended the Asia-Pacific Assembly in 2015 and the Australian National Assembly in 2016 as an observer.

The latter coincided with Simon’s birthday so the Australian CLC community made sure it was celebrated (CLC Australia also marked its 40th birthday at this Assembly – read more on their website).

CLC attends UN DPI-NGO Conference in Korea

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CLC is recognised at the United Nations as a global NGO. 14 members of CLC Korea participated in the annual UN NGO Conference from 30 May – 1 June 2016. The theme was “Education for Global Citizenship”. In addition to learning about the work of other groups the participating members had the opportunity to present about CLC Korea’s CLC Hope School common mission project in a workshop session titled “See the Unseen: The Inclusion of Marginalized Groups”.

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Asian Youth Day 2017 details announced

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The next Asian Youth Day will be held in Yogyakarta on Indonesia’s main island of Java.

It will run from 30 July to 6 August 2017 and the theme is “Joyful Asian Youth: Living the Gospel in Multicultural Asia”.

More details can be found on the official site: asianyouthday.org

You can also stay updated on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

CLC’s participation in AYD is confirmed; we will be running formation activities.

Formation Day in Macau

On 11/16-18, 2015, more than 20 members of CLC Macao joined a formation program lead by Ingrid Kao – former president of CLC Taiwan.  Our Charism was introduced to CLC Macao for 3 nights.  It was the first time that the members of 3 groups leaned about DSSE.  At the end of the program, most of the members showed their willing to follow the way of life of CLC.

In supporting CLC Macao, Fr. Beda Liu, S.J., and members of AP Team, Daphne Ho and Theresa Wang also attended the program one night each.  A member of Macao regarded it as an experience of St. Paul of the Early Church.

For all the graces we received, thanks be to God.  Please keep CLC Macao in your prayers.

CLC AP Regional Assembly in Taiwan

Let us extend our continuous support and prayer for the preparation of CLC Asia Pacific Regional Assembly.

This Regional Assembly will be held in Taiwan on Thursday, 29th of January to Sunday, 1st of February 2105.

Quotes

“This Assembly comes at an important time for CLC, the Church and us all.   There is little need to recall the growing presence of our Church in the Asia-Pacific region.  In addition, CLC (through the world Exco) is seeking to establish a clearer identity and role for CLC at the regional levels.   Finally, the interests of younger people must be a high priority for us being in a global region with such a high proportion of younger people.  Especially, we are interested in bringing the special gift and graces of CLC to youth in our world today.”

Chris Hogan

Exco Consultor and Exco A-P link

 

 

Gallery: Asian Youth Day 2014

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Proficiat: AP CLC preparation meeting for Asian Youth Day

 

AP CLC is preparing to contribute to the Asian Youth Day Program.

Daphne Ho, from CLC HK shared some of the pictures in CLC AP Links Facebook Group.

Lent Retreat: Moved to Greater Love

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Moved to Greater Love, a 9-week Lenten/Easter digital prayer experience beginning on Sunday, March 2 and concluding on Sunday, May 4. Each evening you will receive an email with a link to the following day’s prayer and reflection.

The nine U.S. Jesuit provincials who conceived of Moved to Greater Love describe it as “an invitation to magnanimity, silence, creativity and depth, calling all to consider how God’s love burns away fear and open us up to respond generously and wholeheartedly.”

The program is named for a phrase regarding spiritual graces from the Memoriale of Saint Peter Faber, a companion of Saint Ignatius Loyola and one of the early Jesuits. If you have additional questions regarding Moved to Greater Love, please visit www.Jesuits.org/greaterlove or email mtgl@jesuits.org.