Heritage Course in English – 8-27th October 2017
This year’s Heritage course at Assisi and it surroundings brought in renewal and God experience to our brothers. 23 Capuchin brothers from different countries came to Italy and the first two weeks had intense experience. It started with a preparatory session at Frascati the homily atmosphere there helped them to relax and get introduced to the Capuchin Way of life and also they were given some orientation about the whole programme.
It was well-designed by Br. Jaime Rey & his team with visits to the holy places at Assisi along with the daily inputs on Franciscan Anthropology, Franciscan Theology and Spirituality. History of Assisi, Life of Br. Francis & Sr. Clare was well presented by Br. Jaime Rey who has so many years of experience in accompanying brothers.
Brs. Damian and Francis Dor were supportive animators there. The third week was marked by visits in Rome, particularly Vatican, Papal Audience, Catacombs and then last week was dedicated to historical, theological, social and inner healing sessions.
Visit to Curia
They had the possibility to visit the General Curia and particularly Br. Mauro our General and spent some quality time in his presence and enjoyed his fraternal company.
Visit to Camerino, Collegio San Lorenzo & Capuchin Historical Insititute Visit to Camerino left beautiful affective memories in the hearts of the participants. They liked the simplicity, hospitality and prayer atmosphere there. In the third week brothers were housed at our International College where they had time for synthesis and inspiration. They also paid a visit to our Historical Insititute and Museum.
The following animators generously accompanied our brothers with the following inputs:
Br. Raffaele Della Torre – Fraternal Living
Br. Renato – Capuchin History
Br. Michael Fernandes – Francican Spirituality
Br. Carlo Calloni
Br. Leonard Lehmann - Capuchin Contemplative Prayer
Br. Benedict Vadekkekara - Capuchin Mission History
Br. Johannes - Capuchin History & Museum
Br. Kilian - Discernment
Br. James Donegan - Economic Solidarity
Br. Benedict Ayodi – JPCE Initiatives
Br. Charles Alphonse – Inner Healing & Spiritual Integration
Brothers were grateful to Br. General Mauro & His Council for their generosity in availing this opportunity to encounter Br. Francis & Sr. Clare in their land of peace and serenity.