The sisters and the novices of the Province of Brazil participated in the 22nd Annual Week of Intensive Formation, which in the last 22 years has proposed a growing itinerary of integration for the human, spiritual and apostolic dimensions of life. In the past years, themes have been treated regarding liturgy as the source of spirituality which, in its time, is manifested in its specific apostolate.
On the first Sunday of August, the Strathfield community of the Disciples of the Divine Master warmly welcomed a group of laypersons who would like to become Friends of the Divine Master.
“In his name, I come to you, in the joy of sharing with you the Gospel of love and of home"' -these are the words which Pop Francis addressed to the Koreans just a little while before his coming. After this, we waited for him with great joy at his visit, from the 14th to the 18th of August, with a programme which was very dense and strong.
The archdiocese of Seoul, entrusted to the Disciples of the Divine Master the confection of the chasubles and the stoles for the Holy Father, Bishops and priests in occasion of the beatification of the 124 Korean martyrs, KYD (Korean Youth Day) and AYD (World Day of Youth in Asia). Alongside this, Sr. M. Ester Hwang, member of the preparatory commission, made the furnishings for the altar for the celebration of the Beatification: the altar, the chair, the Cross, etc.
In the context of the celebrations of the centenary of the Pauline Family, on Sunday the 17th of August, the novice María Esther Muñoz Molina professed first religious profession as a Disciple of the Divine Master.
The Pauline Family of the United States commemorated the 100 years of its foundation with a retreat and seminar on the “Pastoral dimension of the Pauline Family Institutes”. Both events took place in Fresno, California, at the PDDM Convent, from 8th to 17th of August. On the last day all participants joined the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master in thanksgiving for the 70 years of religious consecration of Sr. M. Crucis D'Amico, pddm, and 40 years of religious consecration of Sr.M. Margaret Tapang, pddm.
The annual formative session for community superiors of the Philippines/Tai/HK Province took place at the Alberione Oasis in Antipolo City from July 25 to 28. Given the theme “SHE - Leadership (part 2) - Journey with Paradoxes” the four-day event was facilitated by Fr. Arthur Leger, SJ.
During the month of July the Cente for Liturgical Catechesis 'Jesus Master' in Mexico offered the summer course for the diploma in liturgy, in which 65 people from the various states of the Mexican Republic participated. The teaching body was composed in liturgy, Bible, theology, sacred music, architecture and religious science. Most of the teachers were Disciples of the Divine Master.
Le Pie Discepole del Divin Maestro della Delegazione Africa hanno segnato quest'Anno Vocazionale organizzando una visita nella provincia di Bandundu, Repubblica Democratica del Congo, per incontrare le ragazze che ci scrivono da lontano e quelle che già fanno il cammino vocazionale nella Congregazione.
In the arc of the Centenary, the Pauline Family in the Democratic Republic of the Congo organised two sessions of spiritual exercises for their members which were guided by Sr. M. Christine Nsenga, pddm. Both were held in the Formation House of the Society of Saint Paul in Kimwenza: from the 13th to the 20th of July and from the 27th of July until the 3rd of August 2014.