European Scholastics‘ Meeting
The 4th meeting of Scholastics from the Order’s Europe Region took place on 25-31 August at Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona) attended by 25 young Brothers and Formators from Portugal, France, Austria, Germany, Poland and Spain.
The meeting formed part of the Scholasticate formation stage, covering theological and professional studies and vocational consolidation.
For a whole week, the Scholastics were able to study in greater depth the following subject areas: how to live life in terms of faith, our personal life project and vocational accompaniment, the response to suffering according to the charism of St John of God and cooperation between the Brothers and the Laity in pursuit of the same project.
The Brothers were able to visit centres of the Order in Barcelona and a number of particularly important spiritual sites such as the Grotto of Saint Ignatius at Manresa, Montserrat monastery and the Sagrada Familia.
The meeting was judged to have been very positive, and helped to strengthen bonds between the Brothers and to foster growth in communion.