On past July, the Boards of Directors of eight CCVI Schools from Mexico, met to revitalize the way they live the Charisma of the Congregation and reinforce their commitment with the CCVI Education Mission.
Responding to the call to “Live Education TODAY in the Joy of the Gospel”, the Boards of Directors of the eight CCVI schools in Mexico and the representatives of the Incarnate Word University Center and of the Incarnate Word University Campus Bajío, lived extraordinary experiences on July 20 – 24 which revitalized deeply the way they live the Charisma of the Congregation and their commitment with the CCVI Education Mission.
During the event, the workshops and activities offered to the participants dealt directly with the following topics:
“Sharing Life and Mission”: Stressing the importance of integrating the CCVI Charisma into the educational mission of the laity and the Sisters.
“The Administrative Function of the Catholic School”: This topic helped the participants to define management practices that are the motor of schools that have a commitment with their identity.
Lines given in the 2014 Chapter: These lines were present as an axis in all the moments of prayer and group reflection. This was helpful as at the end of the event each institution could define realistic commitments that will continue to ensure that they live the Chapter Directives regarding the Education Ministry.
“Mission Leader; Frontier Leader”: This presentation by Sister Tere Maya and Sister Gloria Ortiz, caused a great impact in the participants, because it opened their eyes to a wider and hopeful vision for the future of this Ministry. It confirmed that education is very important for the Congregation and it defined what is expected from the ministries in the future. It definitely opened a very enriching space for dialogue.
The participants recognized the collaboration and the work of the General Leadership Team, the Ministry Council, the Education Team and the General Directors of the schools in the organization of the Event.
Sister Tere Maya led a very meaningful “sending forth” ritual, in which she symbolically gave the light of the candles to the different authorities who were present, as a sign of the ministry entrusted to them.
“If the Sisters and the laity drink water from the same spring, if we root ourselves in the charisma, we will be able to irrigate the field of the Mission with the same water”.