Adamson hosts CM Visitor’s Meeting 2019

Date Posted: July 9, 2019 at 02:04 PM

Adamson University was blessed to be one of the stops of the 2019 Congregation of the Mission (CM) Visitors’ Meeting held in Manila from June 22 to July 8.

CM Superior General Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM headed the contingent that included Visitors of CM Provinces and Vice-Provinces, members of the General Council and various support personalities (translators, staff) during their visit at Adamson last July 6.

The event was bannered by a Vincentian Family Encounter held at the Adamson University Theater which featured both religious and lay associations under the CM.

In his address to the participants, Fr. Mavrič lauded the Vincentian Family in the Philippines saying that the charism in the country has been “very much alive.”

He also discussed initiatives and updates that the Vincentian Family has done internationally.

Fr. Mavrič mentioned the 13 Houses project, a project to address the global issue of homelessness and the Vincentian Freedom Festival, an initiative to reach out to artists and the youth in extending the Vincentian charism of helping the poor.

With the said projects, Fr. Mavrič encouraged the participants to continue to evanglize through personal communication and to reach out using modern technology, namely the social media.

“Let us use the power of the media to connect to the younger generation to know us and make them involved or even inspire them to enter a consecrated life,” he said.

“Let us use media, especially the social media to evangelize, for charity to be globalized,” Fr. Mavrič added.

Fr. Mavrič and Provincial Visitor of the Philippines Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga answered questions from the Vincentian Family afterwards. Luke 4:18, a band that consists of Vincentian priests, also performed before Fr. Mavrič delivered his speech.

The visit to the university also featured the blessing of the new Museo ng Medalya Milagrosa featuring an array of religious exhibits highlighting the Lady of the Miraculous Medal led by Fr. Mavrič.

The CM contingent also went to the San Agustin Museum and the Manila Cathedral in Intamuros and were treated into a museum tour at the Adamson University Museum with with multi-lingual explanations.

Fr. Mavrič led the day’s concluding mass after the Vincentian Family Encounter. Fr. Bañaga and Adamson University President Fr. Marcelo V. Manimtim concelebrated with the CM Superior General.

Fr. Renato Ruelos, CM, treasurer of the Vincentian Family Multi-Purpose Cooperative, was the main presider during the concluding and send-off mass last July 7 at the Santuario de San Vicente de Paul in Tandang Sora.




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