Rome. With the participation of Sister Enrica Rosanna, Undersecretary of the CIVCSVA and Sister Jolanta Kafka, General Consultor of the Claretian Missionary Sisters and general prefect of Formation, Father Juan Carlos Martos, Claretian, responsible of the General Secretariat of Vocations, has presented in the Institute of Theology of Consecrated Life, Claretianum, of Rome, his book “Abrir el corazón. Animación vocacional en tiempos difíciles y formidables,” (Opening the heart. Vocational animation in difficult and formidable times), edited by Claretian Publications of Madrid.
The book deals on the problems of vocational promotion, from a realistic and hopeful viewpoint, with the experience of one who has been involved with the vocational youth ministry and with the formation in seminaries of his own congregation.
Because of the interest that the theme itself arouses and because of the way the author deals with it, an interesting dialogue started after the interventions.
The Assembly Hall of the Claretianum was jam-packed. Among the public present there were distinguished members of the government of some congregations and institutes of consecrated life, as well as some communication media. There were also religious men and women from various Spanish speaking countries. On the part of the organizers were Fernando Prado, director of Claretian Publications and Santiago González Silva, for the Claretianum.
The presentation-encounter took place on a date near February 2, celebration of the World Day of the Consecrated Life, and convened Spanish-speaking religious women and men present in Rome. This year was the 5th edition, always with extraordinary acceptance by the religious sector.
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