Ecuador – Directors Meeting of Salesian Province of Ecuador
Cumbayá, Ecuador - November 2019 - 26 Salesians attended the meeting of Directors on 19 and 20 November in Cumbayá to reflect together on various important issues for the Province's journey and to foster a climate of fraternity. The meeting, chaired by Fr Francisco Sánchez, Provincial of the Province of Ecuador (ECU), was opened by Msgr. Néstor Montesdeoca, SDB, bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Méndez, who presented the Final Document of the Synod of Bishops on the Pan-Amazon Region; the Salesians then worked in groups to identify the challenges and possible answers. Then followed various interventions on the country's socio-political situation and meetings with Salesians in formation and also with the economers and accountants of Salesian works. The second day began with a session on the theme of accompanying young people in vocational research, followed by a meeting between Salesians and lay people on the theme of shared mission and the value of work in communion. Finally, there was a meeting between Directors, parish priests, economers, administrators and accountants, led by the Provincial Economer, Fr Maffeo Panteghini.