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FORMATION COURSE FOR SFO SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS Active Presence of the SFO in the Church and in the World Kerala, India May 7, 2010 Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR 1
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FORMATION COURSE FOR SFO SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS. Ac tive Presence of the SFO in the Church and in the World Kerala, India May 7, 2010 Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR. INTRODUCTION. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Corso di formazione per gli Assistenti Italiani delOFS Assisi, 21-25 gennaio

FORMATION COURSE FOR SFO SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTSActive Presence of the SFO in the Church and in the WorldKerala, IndiaMay 7, 2010Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR

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INTRODUCTION

The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any ay afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ... That is why this community realizes that it is truly linked with mankind and its history by the deepest of bonds . (GS, 1)

2SHARING A STORY Conference on Education Stories of public schools Trasforming the world is possible! Some elements of this presentation 3 parts of the presentation

3I. DOCUMENTS

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A.VATICAN II The laity seek the kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and by ordering them according to the plan of God. They live in the world...in all of the secular professions and occupations...family and social life... they are called by God that they may work for the sanctification of the world ... they may make Christ known to others, especially by the testimony of a life resplendent in faith, hope and charity... (LG 31)5B. SFOs GENERAL CONSTITUTIONS

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ACTIVE PRESENCE IN CHURCH AND THE WORLD (Art. 17)Secular Franciscans are called to work together in building up the Church as the sacrament of salvation for all witnesses and instruments of the Churchs missionPreparation for spreading the Gospel message in the ordinary circumstances of the world and for collaborating in the catechesis7

ACTIVE PRESENCE IN THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD (Art. 17)The love of Francis for the word of God their own his faith in those who announce it, and the great fervor Their preferred apostolate is personal witness in the environment in which they live and service for building up the Kingdom of God In their own family in the fraternity and through their active presence in the local Church and in society8

ACTIVE PRESENCE IN CHURCH AND THE WORLD (Art. 18-23)Called to make their own contribution, inspired bySaint Francis of Assisi, towards a civilization in which the dignity of the human person, shared responsibility, and love may be living realities. They should:deepen the true foundations of universal kinship"be in the forefront... in the field of public life" firmly oppose every form of exploitation, discrimination, exclusion and indifference9

ACTIVE PRESENCE IN CHURCH AND THE WORLD (Art. 18-23)witness to their fraternal love and clear Christian motivationsgive preference to the poor and to those on the fringe of society live their membership both in the Church and in society as an inseparable realitygenerously fulfill the duties proper to their occupation and to the professional training that pertains to it maintain a balance between work and rest meaningful forms of using leisure time 10

ACTIVE PRESENCE IN CHURCH AND THE WORLD (Art. 18-23)courageous initiatives in the field of human development and justice take clear positions whenever human dignity is attacked and offer their fraternal service to the victims of injusticetake care that their interventions are always inspired by Christian lovebe bearers of peace in their families and in societyrespect the choice of those who, because of conscientious objection, refuse to bear arms11

ACTIVE PRESENCE IN CHURCH AND THE WORLD (Art. 18-23)Work togehter:With movements which promote the building of fraternity among peoplesPutting forward initiatives that care for creation In overcoming the exclusions of others and those forms of poverty that are the fruit of inefficiency and injustice So that all persons may have the possibility to work and so that working conditions may always be more humane For the passage of just laws and ordinances1212

C. COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCHPublished by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 2004, presents the following principles in chapters III and IV of Part One: THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSONTHE PRINCIPLE OF THE COMMON GOODTHE UNIVERSAL DESTINATION OF GOODSTHE PRINCIPLE OF SUBSIDIARITYPARTICIPATIONTHE PRINCIPLE OF SOLIDARITYTHE FUNDAMENTAL VALUES OF SOCIAL LIFETHE WAY OF LOVE13

C. COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCHOther central issues of human life in society: CAP. VTHE FAMILY, THE VITAL CELL OF SOCIETYCAP. VIHUMAN WORKCAP VII ECONOMIC LIFECAP. VIII THE POLITICAL COMMUNITYCAP IXTHE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITYCAP. X SAFEGUARDING THE ENVIRONMENTCAP. XI THE PROMOTION OF PEACE

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C. COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCHSOCIAL DOCTRINE AND ECCLESIAL ACTIONSocial Doctrine and the Commitment of the Lay Faithful: a. The lay faithfulb. Spirituality of the lay faithfulc. Acting with prudenced. Social doctrine and lay associations15C. COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH

e. Service in the various sectors of social life1. Service to the human person2. Service in culture3. Service in the economy4. Service in politics 16

D. XII GENERAL CHAPTERS CONCLUSIONSPresence in the world as priority No. 4For too long, the Order has not fully entered into its active mission in the world. The moment has come, and it can no longer be deferred, to enter the city, to exercise with determination and full visibility its own responsibilities to witness, and to promote justice, peace, human rights and the integrity of creation.17

D. XII GENERAL CHAPTERS CONCLUSIONSIt is essential that the entire Order be present as such, and not only through the worthy initiatives of its individual membersIt is its duty to use this presence in every corner of the world to effectively operate everywhere, and to become visible by promoting strong and courageous initiatives, including those in national and international government organizations.18

D. XII GENERAL CHAPTERS CONCLUSIONSPresence in the world as priority No. 4For too long, the Order has not fully entered into its active mission in the world. The moment has come, and it can no longer be deferred, to enter the city, to exercise with determination and full visibility its own responsibilities to witness, and to promote justice, peace, human rights and the integrity of creation.19E. MESSAGE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2010

If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation1. ...Mans inhumanity to man has given rise to numerous threats to peace and to authentic and integral human development [] Yet no less troubling are the threats arising from the neglect if not downright misuse of the earth and the natural goods that God has given us... (1). 20E. MESSAGE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2010

4. ...Can we remain indifferent before the problems associated with such realities as climate change, desertification, the deterioration and loss of productivity in vast agricultural areas, the pollution of rivers and aquifers, the loss of biodiversity, the increase of natural catastrophes and the deforestation of equatorial and tropical regions? Can we disregard the growing phenomenon of environmental refugees[]?21E. MESSAGE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PEACE 2010

5. ... Prudence would thus dictate a profound, long-term review of our model of development [] Humanity needs a profound cultural renewal; it needs to rediscover those values which can serve as the solid basis for building a brighter future for all [...] Specifically, they call for a lifestyle marked by sobriety and solidarity [...] Only in this way can the current crisis become an opportunity for discernment and new strategic planning.22II. TESTIMONIES

23B. GIUSEPPE MOSCATI (1880-1927)Italian doctor, scientific researcher and university professor of profound faith and generous service to the needyTwo degreesDirector of several institutions Professional commitment and recognitionDirect involvement in several calamities and World War ICanonized on October 25, 1987

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GIORGIO LA PIRA (1904 1977)Italian politician, mayor of Florence (1950-1956, 1960-1964), deputy of the Christian Democratic Party, collaborated in writing the Italian Constitution Dominican tertiary who worked tirelessly for peace, human rights and the betterment of the disadvantagedHis political and philosophical thought was clearly marked by his Catholic faith and the legacy of St. Francis of Assisi.25

GIORGIO LA PIRA (1904 1977)Founded the magazine Principles on the eve of World War II and openly oppose fascism, for which he suffer persecutionHe devoted himself to rebuild Florence during the post war years and he would often give away his shoes, clothing and most of his incomeInvolvement in national and international politics He fought for disarmament, third world development, and religious toleranceThe process of his beatification started in 1986, John Paul II praised "the holy mayor26

C. ARMIDA BARELLI (1882 1952)

Tireless disciple of Christ with singular intuition of the new demands of the timesFranciscan Tertiary of feminine geniusYoung women in the Italian Catholic Movement Contributed to the birth of the Sacred Heart Catholic University and the Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ Prayer and a fervent Eucharistic pietySearch for holiness, missionary zeal, and civil and social commitment To ferment the culture, politics, economy and recreation with the yeast of the Gospel27

D. HOUSE OF FRANCIS PEACESoup kitchen run by the Pohang local fraternityInitial donation for rentServing lunch to the poor and elderly every Saturday for over 10 years. Free medical examination and treatmentLunch boxes are home deliveredThe fraternity raises funds to cover the expenses This witnessing to the gospel has united and enlivened the fraternity 28

E. ST. LUKES CLINICServes typically patients among extremely poor immigrants or undocumented poor workersDoctors and nurses from Sylvester local fraternity formed a volunteer medical group Have provided health care services for a long time29

F. REMOVING THE OIL SLUDGE OFFSHOREA collision of two huge ships in the West Sea (Korea) polluted the sea and beaches. Secular Franciscans and other members of the Franciscan family of Korea worked hard to remove the oil sludge. Secular Franciscans raised funds to cover the respective expenses: bus rental, lunch, etc.30III. CONCLUSIONS31

C. GENERAL CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATIONSound Franciscan spirituality ... participation in the life and mission of the ChurchKnowledge of reality in order to be able to evangelize and to respond with efficient love to the particular needs around usthe gospel is a message of cross and resurrection and this cannot be compromisedSpirituality of communion...and collaboration with other pastoral leaders of the Church 32C. GENERAL CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION

Diverse levels of action: Emergency services and direct assistanceHuman promotionAdvocacyTransforming the structures of sinSafeguarding creation Collaborating with other institutions Charitable Christian activity should be independent of political parties and ideology33

Jesuss Mission is OursThe Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.(Lc 4, 18-19)34

Dear St. ElizabethLady Saint,Come and teach us how to love,With the courage of your brave young heart.Oh, dear Saint,Come and show us how to share,With our hands filled with thankfulness.Because you were able to understandWhat it takes to follow Christ the Lord,And to serve like Him who gave his life.Lady Saint,Faithful mother and spouse,You illuminate this worlds miseries.Oh, dear Saint,Noble woman of true faith,Of Saint Francis, daughter in the Lord.Like a star you brightly shine for all,You are adorned with fruits of selfless love,You are crowned with generosity.Beloved saint, In the service of the lowly,An example, Elizabeth, you are.Beloved Saint,We are counting on your prayers,Intercessor, Elizabeth, you are.Lady Saint, Come and help us recognizeIn the poor, the presence of Christ.In your trials, You lifted up your prayer,And through penance your heart found the way.Just like you, we wish to be a sign,Of the Kingdom of life and dignity,With the roses of solidarity.Beloved saint(2)

35SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS!

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