III Meeting of Dominican Students of the Province of Brazil

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III Meeting of Dominican Students of the Province of Brazil
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From 6 to 10 September 2017, the Province of Frei Bartolomeu de Las Casas had its Third Meeting of Students Brothers of the Province. The meeting took place in the city of Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo and was attained by 27 brothers in formation: 12 prenovices, 12 novices, 2 students in Philosophy and 1 student in Theology.

In addition to fostering fraternal coexistence among the brothers with common prayers and leisure, there was also a formation course on the theme of the meeting; “Communication at the Service of Preaching”. The course was animated by Fernando Geronazzo, a professor and a reporter with the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Sao Paulo. He led the students in their reflections on the documents of the Church on communications and contemporary issues in the so-called “digital world”.

More than ever before, the words of the Apostolic Letter, “Vita Consecrata” have become more pertinent and provocative for the preacher. “Just as in the past consecrated persons successfully used all kinds of means at the service of evangelization and skilfully met difficulties, today too they are challenged anew by the need to bear witness to the Gospel through the communications media. The media, thanks to impressive developments in technology, have reached every corner of the earth ” (VC, 99).

We thank the community of the friars in Santa Cruz do Rio Pardo and all those who assisted in the preparations for the meeting. Thanks for their hospitality, prayers and donations.

 

(14 September 2017)