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Meeting of the brothers of the IVth stage of Initial Formation

On Thursday, February 29th, 2024, the first meeting of the brothers in the IVth stage of Initial Formation took place, at 3pm Italian time, via videoconference. The theme was: “affectivity and sexuality”.

The moderator was Pankras Olak sscc. He proposed a text for reading and some questions for preparation and personal reflection before the meeting. After a brief introduction from Pankras, the language group sharing began with the following questions:

  • Read the constitutions of the brothers n°20 and statute n°3 and review the state of your emotional and sexual growth as a religious.
  • Take the time to think about and identify your possible problems today, based on S. Freud's psychosexual development.
  • Read Jn 4:3-42 and share 1 or 2 of your experiences of transformation in emotional relationships (between man and woman).

One group shared:

"The community is the privileged place where we share our lives. We experience affectivity and sexuality together. It is also the perfect place where we can talk about this theme, let ourselves be helped by the brothers, creating a climate of trust between us.

How can we as pastoral agents work pastorally in a context of zero tolerance?".

There were 13 brothers from the IVth stage participating: 6 from CAP and 7 from CEA. We thank Angela O’Toole sscc and Raúl Valverde sscc for the translation service.