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
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”.
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
CLC’s participation in AYD is confirmed; we will be running formation activities.
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.
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.
“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.”
Exco Consultor and Exco A-P link
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Weekly Francis ebook is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I pull from the Vatican’s web site. Each week I publish links for “The Weekly Francis” at Jimmy Akin’s blog along with links to the latest ebook.
This page is intended as an archive of all the weekly volumes of The Weekly Francis that I have published.
Also in this archive are links to all of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and the volumes of “The Weekly Benedict”
The ebooks are available in two formats:
- ePub – Used by many devices including Apple’s iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- mobi – Used by Amazon’s Kindle
Omnibus Edition: In addition to The Weekly Francis volumes listed below I am also maintaining an Omnibus edition that contains all of Pope Francis writings, speeches, etc.