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.