Ongoing formation on “Interculturality” at the General Curia

The friars of the General Curia gathered from September 25 to 28, 2017 for a series of ongoing formation conferences.

Friars who live and work in the General Curia come from different entities of the Order from different countries, thus the sessions focused on various intercultural themes. Intercultural issues and how to work together in an intercultural context were addressed not only in theory but also through group discussions and other practical activities.  A major theme was on the knowledge of self and others as the basis of relationships and as a necessity for improvements in community life and efficiency of services in intercultural contexts such as that of the General Curia.

Four speakers presented the following themes:

Rev. Arturo Sosa Abascal, SJ, Jesuit superior general: “Interculturality”
Dr. Mario Becciu: Assessment and Verification of Living and Working Together in Brotherhood”
Rev. Tim Norton and Rev. Robert Kisala, Missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word: “Living and Growing with Diversity”.

The event ended with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration presided by the General Minister, Br. Michael Perry.  For his homily click here.