Colmenar Viejo, Spain. The members of CESC (Claretian Spirituality Center) and the Forge Team had their customary annual meeting with the Prefect General of Spirituality and Community Life. The meeting occurred from December 26 to December 30, 2023, at the Retreat House of the Claretian Community in Colmenar Viejo, Madrid. The team members who attended from the CESC Team in Vic were Juan Carlos Martos (Director), Josep Rovira, Sebin Mundackal, and Rohan Peires, who lives in the Provincial Curia of Santiago in Madrid, where he studies Spirituality at Comillas University. From the Fragua Team, only Félix Ketoglo and Salvador León, who reside in Madrid and Colmenar Viejo, respectively, could attend.
In a fraternal and relaxed atmosphere, it was possible to share the personal situation of each participant and then evaluate the CESC and the Forge during 2023. It was also a favorable time to project the activities these Centers offer to the Congregation to fan the fire of the Spirit. One of the essential points worked on was the involvement of the CESC in preparing the next Congress of Spirituality. The meeting ended by thanking God for the possibility of fraternal reunion and the recharge of energy to continue the service of the spiritual animation of the Congregation.