The second ongoing formation course for Africa is being conducted at Fraternite Notre Dame De Lorette, Ouidah in Benin, from 10th to 21st August 2015. It was organised by Br. Norbert Solondrazana, the General Councilor for Africa, Br. Afonso, the President of CANCAO and Br. Luigi Coppari, the Custos of Benin. 19 brothers from different jurisdictions of CANCAO are the participants, they are the formators and animators of various fraternities.
Fr. Luigi Coppari the Custos was there to receive us and encourages us every now and then by being present with us. He, joining Br. Giulio Pierani, the Guardian & Br. Kilian NGITIR, the International Councilor for CONCAO has made good preparations to receive us and was accompanying the participants every now and then with his fraternal & caring presence.
Franciscan identity, a new re-reading of the Franciscan history, comtemplation, Christology, Capuchin charism, accompaniment, mass media, inner healing, well-being exercises, Brain Gym, cultural insights, inputs on human growth are the topic dealth with.
The focus was to understanding the relavance of our charism and prepare the animators to respond to the African context and to the humanity. Reflection, prayer, meditation, fraternal life and group sharing brought the fomators together. We shall share more about its inspirations in our next message.
With fraternal wishes
Charles Alphonse & Jaime Rey