“Redemptorist Charism in the Time of Covid-19”
Redemptorists reinvent themselves to bring the message of abundant redemption to all the world around them.
One particular experience was that of the units in Central America when they managed to develop a very special virtual meeting on May 6.
“Redemptorist Charism in the time of Covid-19” for Young Redemptorist Adults (JAR) of Central America. With this title and having as its operational base the parish of El Divino Redentor in the capital of Guatemala, they were able to intervene and share ideas, reflections, critiques, and suggestions for living the Redemptorist charism in the immediate future.
Priests and young people, the members of the great Redemptorist family in this part of the American continent – they were able to tell the world that the children of St. Alphonsus continue in the effort to evangelize all, especially those who are most vulnerable and poorest, considering the new challenges of the “post-pandemic”.
Some of the contributions: Jenny Hidalgo, singing from Costa Rica; Fr. Pedro Lopez CSsR, General Consultor from Rome; Daniela and Fr. Fofo from Guatemala; Fr. Jeffry Artavia, pastor of Divino Redentor Parish, Guatemala, and Fr. General Michael Brehl from Rome with his address. In his brief words, Fr. Brehl said that to keep the Redemptorist charism alive in this time of crisis, the first thing is to keep in touch with one another, to use the social media to hold virtual meetings, always looking for the most abandoned people, especially the poor. The second step is to look for those who live alone, those who need to talk to someone, those who need to be listened to, one must be creative; the third step is to look for concrete ways to serve everyone in this time of physical distance.
The meeting was concluded with the song “Color Esperanza” sung by Pame Castro from Costa Rica.
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