ROME: Orientation Sessions for New Vincentian Visitors
From 12 through 19 of January, 2016, the director of CIF participated in these sessions to assist those newly appointed Visitors of the Congregation of the Mission.
Paris: CIF for Formators: A Session based on the new Ratio Formationis of the CM
From April 5 through May 3, 2016 , this was an intensive programme designed for all those involved in all levels of formation in the Congregation of the Mission : Vocation Promotion, pre-seminary, Internal Seminary, Philosophy, Theology, and post vows or priestly ordination continuing formation. The program included visits both in Paris and throughout France to CM heritage sites during the four weeks. The CIF team (Dan Paul Borlik and Adam Bandura) accompanied the group, assisted by other presenters. Languages are English, Spanish and French with translators.
Paris: Vincentian Ongoing Formation: Depaul International
June 22-24 at the Maison-Mère, a workshop on Servant Leadership and Vincentian charism by Fr. J. Patrick Murphy, with Fr. Dan Paul Borlik for members of DePaul International. 20 persons attended, coming from Great Britain, Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and the United States. Sessions were in English, with individual translation where needed.
Chicago, USA: General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission
CIF absent from Paris
from 25 June to 20 August, 2016.
Paris: Ongoing Formation, Session XXX: September 9 through November 4, 2016
Eight weeks in duration, our long CIF program, was conceived for those members of the Congregation of the Mission having already 10 to 30 years of experience in the apostolate. The session included all of our visits both in Paris and throughout France as well as a final retreat. The CIF team, Frs. Dan Paul Borlik and Adam Bandura, with Fr. Andrés Motto (the newly appointed Director for 2017), accompanied the participants throughout the program. They were assisted by presenters with expertise on various key themes of the Congregation, and translators. Conferences and study groups are in English, Spanish or French; translation is provided during the sessions, both written and oral.
Paris: Towards a Spirituality for the Vincentian Family:
for CMs and other members
of the World-wide Vincentian Family
April 25 through May 25, 2017
This, the 2nd session dedicated to the Vincentian Family, includes all of our visits both in Paris and throughout France as well as a final retreat. The CIF team, Frs. Andrés Motto and Adam Bandura, will accompany the participants throughout the program. They will be assisted by presenters with expertise on various key themes. These weeks are designed for and depend on participating members of the Vincentian Family for a common enterprise that includes our distinct histories and experiences as followers of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac and Frederic Ozanam, our shared interests such as living the charism today, systemic change, collaboration for the future, etc. Conferences and study groups are in English, Spanish or French; translation is provided during the sessions, both written and oral.
Friday, April 25th, 2014
CIF has begun a new series of sessions – this is the first time for confreres who work outside of their home culture (and language) and/or serve as missionaries to immigrants within their provinces. The group is quite international: eighteen confreres from thirteen provinces, each with different missionary experience. All participants arrived on time. This evening we introduced ourselves to each other, assisting each other with our own translations – French, English, Spanish, and a bit of Portuguese and Italian.