Guatemala - Salesian Coadjutor Formation Center receives Regional Councilors and Provincials

30 August 2019

(ANS - Guatemala City) - The Curatorium annual meeting was held from August 19 to 20 at the Salesian Coadjutor Formation Center (CRESCO), Salesian community of "San José"; its theme: "Which Salesians for today's young people?" The event was attended by Fr Natale Vitali, Councilor for the America South Cone Region, Fr Timothy Ploch, Councilor for the Interamerica Region, Provincials and representatives of the provinces of the two regions.

The Curatorium is a meeting to follow and deepen the formative stages of the Salesians in formation. The objectives of the Curatorium include listening to formators and young Salesians in formation on their experience in the four fundamental dimensions of the formative proposal: human, intellectual, spiritual and pastoral-apostolic; to review and evaluate the development of the CRESCO formation project; to analyze the administrative and financial aspects of this experience, with the budget approval for next year; and to offer recommendations that contribute to the way of experiencing this training experience. Despite the busy agenda, the meeting took place in a climate of Salesian familiarity, freedom and love for the Salesian Congregation.

CRESCO offers the Salesian Coadjutor Brother, after completing his internship, an interprovincial community experience which, together with an adequate theological-pastoral and Salesian formation, and shared experience, seeks to consolidate his professional identity and enrich his initial formation in view of educational-pastoral work and preparation for his perpetual vows. It is here that the Provinces offer the Salesian Brother the opportunity to prepare themselves for their specific vocation as consecrated laity, just like Salesian candidates to the priesthood prepare themselves in the theologate for their ministry.

The ten Salesian Brothers who began their formative experience during this year come from various countries, which gives the group a great human, cultural and spiritual richness.

Don Bosco conceived the figure of the coadjutor brother as a Salesian completely inserted into the religious community and participating in his mission. "The identity of the Salesian brother revolves around two poles," stated A. Bozzolo.  "The first is the peculiarity of the apostolic-educational charism in an existence of radical following of the Lord: the habitat in which he is called to live; the second is the figure of professional work in which he symbolically expresses his lay contribution, with sensitivity and accent that are different from those of a priest."


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