(Houston, USA) The first gathering of Partners in Mission of the Extra-Patriam Vice-Province of Vietnam began in Houston on Friday night, 11 May 2018. Gathered are 90 people exploring Partnership in the mission of proclaiming plentiful redemption to and among the most abandoned.
The coordinating team first gathered at the North American PIM retreat in Oconomowoc in October, and there, the plan was made to offer this gathering, to unite people from across the Extra-Patriam— from Long Beach, California, Houston, Texas and Dallas. It is a spirited and joyful gathering. Last night, we learned about the Redemptorist saints and blessed. Today, we will learn about the history and spirituality of the Redemptorists and the Extra-Patriam. These sessions will be led by professed Redemptorists of the Vice-Province. This afternoon, Anne Walsh will talk about the history of partnership in Mission in the Redemptorist Family. Then, we will visit the Redemptorist missions in the Houston area, and share a festive supper together, and share our experiences of partnership in Mission. Tomorrow, we will celebrate Mass, and explore the way forward.
Anne M. Walsh