Congress of Formators of North and South Slavic Conferences

From 1 to 7 September 2019 the Continental Congress of Formation was held for the two Conferences of Eastern Europe (North and South Slavic). It was the last in a series of six Congresses organized by the General Secretariat for Formation and Studies (Br. Cesare Vaiani e Br. Siniša Balajić) which took place starting in 2017 and which involved the formators of the various conferences of our Order, present in different continents. This Congress took place in Krakow (Poland) and saw the participation of almost thirty formators from the different Provinces present in Eastern Europe. These congresses, mandated by the 2015 General Chapter, dealt with the theme of accompaniment in ongoing formation, with particular attention to the formation of Guardians and vocational animation. The participants, at the end of the work, approved a short text that collects the main indications that emerged from the Congress. The participants were fraternally welcomed by the friars of the Province of Saint Mary of the Angels and were able to appreciate not only the quality of the contributions and the experience of the fraternal encounter, but also the beauty of the ancient city of Krakow.