EUROPE/ITALY - Looking at realities with the eyes of Jesus: the Camillian missionaries open the LIX General Chapter

Tuesday, 3 May 2022


Nemi (Agenzia Fides) - "May reflection, sharing and fraternity help us to mature more and more the prophetic density of our consecrated life today, especially in the light of our common charism of mercy towards the sick and those who suffer". With these words, Father Laurent Zoungrana, Vicar General of the Order of Ministers to the Sick (Camillians), addressed his message of greeting to the Camillian Charismatic Family gathered at the 'Ad Gentes' Center, in the City of Nemi, on the occasion of the LIX Chapter general.
The opening of the works, which began yesterday, May 2, 2022 and will end on May 22, was entrusted to Fr. William Eronimoose, of the Camillian Province of India, who led the meditation with a speech that takes up the theme chosen for this Chapter and which quotes verbatim: “What is the Camillian prophecy today? Scrutinizing the past, living in the present trying to serve as Samaritans, walking with hope towards the future”. "As members of the Camillian Chapter together - explained Fr. Eronimoose addressing the participants - we are called to look at the reality of the Camillian Prophecy regarding our spirituality, charism and ministry with the eyes of Jesus because it is a Prophecy of intervention directly from God through the merciful eyes of Jesus in the life of Saint Camillus for the vulnerable sick. The missionary defines the Camillian Prophecy as an act of "assuming the burdens of others" that has the message of preaching the Gospel and healing the sick by dressing the vulnerability of the sick. "This Prophecy still resonates today in the context of pandemic and post-pandemic experiences", reads the note sent to Fides. (GC/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 3/5/2022)