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Season of Creation
Dear Friends in CLC,
September 1 was proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox Church in 1989, and many other Christian churches have joined since then, with Pope Francis most recently in 2015. It was then extended to be a month-long Season of Creation, ending on October 4 (Feast of St. Francis).
You are encouraged to participate by organizing prayer services (you can use our Progressio Supplement 72! http://www.cvx-clc.net/l-en/progressio.php ) and activities for engaging the ecological crisis.
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Fr. Jim Borbely SJ, CLC-USA EA
Fr. Jim Borbely S.J. Ecclesial Assistant for CLC USA died on August 1st after a short illness. Please keep him and his family and friends in your prayers.

Father Jim’s experience with CLC included facilitating the discernment process at the World Assembly in Guadalajara Mexico in 1990 when Christian Life Community adopted the revised General Principles and General Norms. For years afterwards, he served as a consultant and resource person to CLC-USA as we sought ways – in our diversity – to grow into “one body” and to more effectively organize our national community for mission. In 2012 he assumed the position of CLC-USA National Ecclesial Assistant. He served in this capacity until his death.

We are grateful for Fr. Jim's gifts to our community, his deep insight into Ignatian group life and communal discernment and his commitment to CLC as a lay Ignatian body.
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CLC Korea joins the 66th UN DPI/ NGO Conference
Dear Friends,
On behalf of our World CLC, CLC Korea joined the 66th UN DPI/ NGO Conference held in the Republic of Korea last May 30-June 1. They have valuable lessons to share for themselves, and our world community. You can download and read their report through the link below .
(report in English)


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MIDDLE EAST: SEARCHING FOR THE WORD
At the request of the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, a group of Jesuits involved in the Middle East wrote the following text. It is primarily a call to the conscience of everybody in the light of what many Christians are living today in the Middle East.
May this text lead to exchanges and encourage all those who are concerned for the future of the peoples living in this region, to take concrete initiatives.
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In thanksgiving and remembrance
Dear Friends,

It is with deep sympathies that we bring news of the passing of Fred Leone.

Fred and his wife Betty were instrumental CLC leaders in both the USA level, and the world community level, dedicating much effort during the transition period and in working towards CLC's NGO recognition in the United Nations. As National President of Sodalities in the USA in 1967, the national community's shift from Sodalities to the World Federation of CLCs became a reality during Fred's term of office. He served in the World ExCo as Vice President from 1970-76 and 1979-82. His 93 years of life was marked by a generous support for the community, and an emphasis on works for justice.

Let us spend a moment of silence in thanksgiving for his life, and the life he has brought to our world community-- gifts that we shall continue to hold as we move forward into the future with hope.
to the CLC USA website


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Progressio available online
You can download recent versions of Progressio from the CVX-CLC website, free to share.
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President’s Letter No. 3 to the CLC World Community. 2016
"As members of CLC we are walkers, on a road that surpasses our limitations and our own strengths. Our journey is to follow Christ in the midst of our everyday reality, attentive to the very urgent cries of the most marginalized."
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PROJECTS 164: World ExCo Meeting 2016
Dear Friends,
It is our joy to share with you our process and experiences during the last Annual World ExCo Meeting in Rome. Kindly ensure that all individual communities and members are able to receive and find time to read this document.
Projects 164


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Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for Creation
We are pleased to announce the release of Progressio Supplement #72: Caring for Creation. Developed by the CLC Ecology Commission, it stands as our community's contribution to the ongoing action in the Ecology Frontier, one of the priorities of the Lebanon World Assembly.

In it you will find reflections, stories and invitations for apostolic action by CLC members across the world, including the Amazon project. It also includes a set of 12 community meeting plans for use by groups, focusing on growing in communion with creation, as well as deepening mission and response!

We hope that you find this useful as you engage further the Ecology frontier. We encourage you to share this to persons and groups who can draw benefit from it. For feedback (comments, questions, reflections, requests) email us through progressio@cvx-clc.net. We always appreciate hearing from you!
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Projects 163: World CLC Day 2016
We are pleased to bring you Projects Projects 163: World CLC Day 2016. Kindly ensure that all individual communities and members are able to receive and find time to read this document.
Projects 163


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Next Vice Ecclesiastical Assistant for the World CLC
It is with great pleasure and thanksgiving that we announce the appointment of Fr. Herminio Rico, SJ as the new Vice Ecclesiastical Assistant for the World Christian Life Community.

Fr. Rico had been long-time EA of CVX Portugal, and possesses a depth of experience in accompanying and working with the laity. We welcome him as he takes on the role in the last quarter of 2016.

We are spending a final year with Fr. Luke Rodrigues, SJ as Vice EA, and we are grateful for this as well. Along with this, let us accompany the Society of Jesus in prayer and support, as they prepare for the upcoming 36th General Congregation.


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A platform for linking local CLC action on the Ecology Frontier

On Local Action
Our national communities have been initiating local efforts to respond to Laudato Si. Much of the efforts have been in the form of prayer and reflection spaces; in others, National assemblies have focused on the theme of Ecology, and have produced some materials and action steps for national action. Local action continues to be relevant because these give the necessary contextual and cultural characteristics for effective action.

Our Local Efforts Linked Together
Currently, through the efforts of the CLC Ecology Commission, we have linked with the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)- a network of Catholic communities, organizations and partners who would like to unite various local and global efforts under a common platform. Common actions that we encourage CLC participation through GCCM are:

•Signing a petition for leaders to keep the temperature rise below 1.5C
•COP21 Paris Climate Summit Prayer (which can be done individually, or by communities)
•Global Climate March (Nov 29)

This is currently our platform for united action. We strongly encourage you to link your CLC activities in the Ecology Frontier (whether it be vigils, advocacy letters and other apostolic action) with this in mind, and to register as CLC groups in their website: http://catholicclimatemovement.global/take-action/ . By doing this, we connect beyond our world CLC community and move closer to actual global common action.

As local communities, we are encouraged to continue our locally discerned callings and responses to our Ecology Frontier. But know that we are part of a larger-spanning endeavor to care for our common home, through GCCM, and the larger human community.

Please do not hesitate to share your actions and invitations via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CVX-CLC-6562037665/ . And check our site for important World CLC updates: http://cvx-clc.net/

Let us continue to pray together for each other and our world.


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Survey on the Frontiers
Last May 2015, in the president’s letter to the national communities, Mauricio Lopez requested all national communities to “put all your energies” into responding to a survey regarding their endeavors in the four frontiers so that “we end up with a clear picture of who we are and what we are doing at the frontiers.”
This is one of the foundations of how we can connect our apostolic efforts and learn from each others’ challenges. Let’s do this and submit by November 30, 2015.
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Survey
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Progressio now available online
You can now download recent versions of Progressio from the CVX-CLC website, free to share.
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At the Frontiers with Asylum Seekers
European CLC, CVX-LMS Italy and CLC Migration Network propose a permanent experiential camp in Sicily, alongside asylum seekers hosted in the reception centers of the "Saint John the Baptist" Foundation of Ragusa.

PROJECT
We intend to be present where the migrants come in and search the first aid in Italy. According to G.P. 8 and "aware of the pressing need to work for justice through a preferential option for the poor, and a simple lifestyle that manifests our freedom and our solidarity with them," with this project CLC / LMS seeks a dual purpose:
 be neighbour to each other in difficulty,
 make those who work for justice do not feel alone.

OUR TARGET
The experience is offered to young people, but not only, belonging to the European CLC or interested to get involved actively in the work with migrants.

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Laudato Sii - What struck you?
We would like to get a glimpse of how Pope Francis' encyclical is moving the collective hearts of CLC members across the world through you. Be part of the sharing! Simply respond to the following two (2) points:
> Quote it: What line or short paragraph struck you in your reading of Laudato Sii?
> Share: Briefly explain or share how it struck you and why (feelings and thoughts).
Post it in the CVX CLC Facebook Page or send it to progressio@cvx-clc.net along with your name and national community! A select number of sharings will be published in the next issue of Progressio.

Laudato Si'
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Laudato si'
"Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet. In my Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, I wrote to all the members of the Church with the aim of encouraging ongoing missionary renewal. In this Encyclical, I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home."
read the full text!


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Because we will not be silent accomplices..
From the European Christian Life Community Migration Network: We would like to express our profound disagreement, frustration and sadness at the measures taken by European political leaders.
Manifesto (for reading and distribution)


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The beatification of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero
"Dear Friends from the CLC Worldwide community:
We want to share with you something that fills us with great joy not only as a national community CLC El Salvador. On Saturday May 23 will be the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was murdered on March 24, 1980.."
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PROJECTS: World ExCo Meeting 2015
We are pleased to bring you Projects 161: World ExCo Meeting 2015 . Kindly ensure that your community members get access to the document.
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Let us raise our voice for Climate Justice!
There are many ways to take action. The Christian Life Community is part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, adding its voice in the Care4Creation campaign. See how you and your communities can participate:
http://catholicclimatemovement.global/care4creationmonth/


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World ExCo meeting 2015
The World Executive Council will have its annual meeting in Rome from February 15-22.
Join us with your prayers.
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Challenges for the european migration network
"Gathered from 14 to 16 November 2014 in Luxemburg, 28 CLCers from 8 european countries,
reflected on "Meeting and Welcoming the Roma” and on the future of the european migration network.

By this powerpoint, Denis Dobbelstein, member of the World Exco, described and challenged the network
as a concrete expression of CLC, an apostolic body. It helped us to reflect on our personal involvment and
on our desires towards an active network, which will be led by CLC-Spain."
for more details, please contact : Migraciones CVX-Europa migrationeuropeclc@gmail.com

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Margrete Hsu, Sun, Hsiao-Fan, Joseph Chuang, Theresa Wang, Joseph Yu, Ingrid Kao, Anna Wu, Rose-Marie Huang, Pan, Shen, Stella Wang

Let's keep the Asia-Pacific CLC in our prayers!
Let's be with the Taiwan Host Team and the rest of the Asia-Pacific Region as they hold the Regional Assembly from January 29-February 1. The assembly will focus on youth and formation for mission in the AP Region today.


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PROJECTS: World CLC Day 2015 – Family
We are pleased to bring you Projects 161 with the theme for our 2015 World CLC Day: Family. Kindly ensure that your community members get access to the document. We invite you to join the the rest of the World Community, in the preparation for the 2015 Synod.
Projects 161


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Prayer Vigil for this climate crisis
On Sunday December 7th , people around the world are invited to pray for the decisions of the International Panel for Climate Change that will be held in Lima-Peru this December
Light For Lima


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President's letter
Mauricio López's letter to World CLC. 2014
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Projects 160: Wisdom Language
the World ExCo is pleased to introduce our progress on Wisdom Language. We invite you also to join us in the process to develop these ideas in your national community and in your local groups.
in ANNEX: Guidelines for a CLC local group meeting on Wisdom Language
Wisdom Language (Projects 160)
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The Amazon Project has started
Since the end of May 2014 three members of CLC Latin America arrived in the heart of the Amazon forest.
A new way to live the CLC as an apostolic body.

What is the CLC that the world needs?

News from our volunteers (in Spanish)


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CLC South Sudan March 2014
Report to inform CLC members what has been happening in the civil war in South Sudan and share life testimonies of CLCers during the crisis.

Join us with your prayers
For other forms of support contact Executive Secretary to the e-mail:exsec@cvx-clc.net
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Letter for candidates to the European Parliament
CLC in Europe has drafted a letter to the prospective candidates for election to the European Parliament which will take place in May 2014 in all the countries that belong to the European Union. This letter sets out the concerns of CLC as a World/European Community with regard to issues that are of key importance to all the people living in Europe at this time (poverty, environment, migration, solidarity and diversity).
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The Death of Fr. FRANS VAN DER LUGT sj (1938-2014)
“Blessed are the peacemakers…” Father Frans was abducted by masked gunmen from the jesuit residence at Homs, in Syria, where he used to live, and was executed by gun shots. Despite the dangers, he had voluntarily decided to remain in the city of Homs in solidarity with the people who could not leave the city.


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CLC joins Jesuit Networking
Now CLC is part of the core Group of Jesuit Networking, participating in the strategy and contributing with resources to the network
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World ExCo meeting 2014
From February 15th to 23th in Rome the new world ExCo will have its first meeting.
Join us with your prayers


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Appointment of New Executive Secretary
After a long process of deliberation and discernment, The ExCo has selected a new Executive Secretary for World CLC. The couple selected for this post are Alwin and Rojean Macalalad, from the Philippines.
We also express our heartfelt thanks to the current Executive Secretary, Franklin Ibáñez and Sofía Montañez who will continue in office till the new couple arrives and officially takes over.
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CLC's relief efforts for the Typhoon victims in Philippines
CLC Philippines is officially supporting the rehabilitation efforts in Daanbantayan—a small fishing village north of Cebu that was severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan but which has not received as much attention.
For donations please get in touch with CLC Philippines through the email address, clcp@admu.edu.ph
This effort seeks to enable the village to recover fishing boats for livelihood, roofing for public schools and the establishment of a community center.
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World ExCo letter on Syria
September 2013
Our world CLC community is deeply concerned about the urgent situation in Syria.
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Book: Sociopolitical Participation of Christian Laity
Reflections and experiences from Ignatian Spirituality in CLC Latin America
Read the Book here


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Medals of Syria
Medals made in Syria for the celebration of the 450th anniversary.
These medals not only have a symbolic value but also a moral value as they represent the pain and suffering of the Syrian people who have been subjected to hate, terror and death.
Price: €8 / 10USD + shipping costs
Full Story
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CLC World Assembly - Lebanon 2013
Final Document
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New World Executive Council ExCo 2013-2018
President: Mauricio Lopez (Mexico)
Vice-president: Edel Churu (Kenya)
Secretary: Najat Sayegh (Lebanon)
Consultors: Denis Dobbelstein (Belgium French);Chris Hogan (Australia); Anne-Marie Brennan (USA); Josephine Shamwana-Lungu (Zambia)

Ecclesiastical assistant: P. Adolfo Nicolás sj
Vice-Ecclesiastical assistant: Luke Rodrigues sj
Executive Secretary: Franklin Ibanez and Sofia Montanez


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 10
“To enthusiastically renew our response to God’s call”
Thursday 8th August
Theme of the day: Harvesting the Fruits
Report Day 10


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 9
“To enthusiastically renew our response to God’s call”
Wednesday 7th August
Theme of the day: Renewing our response to God’s call
Report Day 9


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 8
“To touch the new frontiers that challenge and beckon us today”
Tuesday August 6th – Feast of the Transfiguration
Theme of the day: Touching new frontiers and enthusiastically renew our response to God’s call
Report Day 8


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 7
“To touch the new frontiers that challenge and beckon us today”
Monday 5th August
Theme of the day: “Touching new frontiers”
Report Day 7


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 6
“To touch the new frontiers that challenge and beckon us today”
Sunday 4th August
Theme of the day: Touching New Frontiers
Report Day 6


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 5
Saturday 3rd August

VISITORS’ DAY

Report Day 5


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 4
“To deepen our self-understanding as Lay Apostolic Body (LAB)”.
Friday 2nd August
Theme of the day: Deepening our self-understanding of LAB
Report Day 4


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 3
“To deepen our self-understanding as Lay Apostolic Body (LAB)”.
Thursday 1st August
Theme of the day: Our present reality as LAB
Report Day 3


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 2
“A grateful remembrance of our roots and how we have been guided over the centuries”.
Wednesday 31st July, St Ignatius Day
Theme of the day: Remembering our roots and St Ignatius Day
Report Day 2


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CLC World Assembly 2013 - Day 1
“A grateful remembrance of our roots and how we have been guided over the centuries.”
Tuesday 30th July
Theme of the day: Building the Body of the Assembly
Report Day 1


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Lebanon 2013
From our Roots to the Frontiers
"This is my son, The Beloved. Listen to what He says" (Mk 9:7)
Preparatory process towards our World Assembly in Lebanon 2013

Prayer for our Lebanon Assembly


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World Assembly 2013
From 30th July to 8th August
Lebanon
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All roads lead to Rome
Rome, 26th-28th April 2013
Information for the 4th stage of the Pilgrimage in Europe

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In April 2013 Pilgrimage in Europe
In 1556 Jean Leunis’ made a pilgrimage, from Liege (Belgium) to Rome (Italy), to meet Saint Ignatius and join the Society of Jesus. Six years later in Rome Leunis founded “Prima Primaria”, which was the origin of Sodality of our Lady and CLC. 450 years later our pilgrimage will be done to emulate Leunis’ journey to the foundation of what we may call, the lay companions.
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CLC Jubilee Year
World CLC is pleased to announce the 450th Jubilee Year of Grace from March 25th 2013 to March 25th 2014
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CLC Rome accommodation project
SEEKING FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY OF WORLD CLC AND OUR APOSTOLIC WORKS
The aim of this project is one of creating long term institutional stability in the world CLC community in order to act more efficiently as an apostolic body.
25/08/2012 Our project has finished with full success. Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
This apartment will be named “Josée Gsell” (1925-1999)
presentation of the project


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GROUP GUIDES
Their Role and Formation
Some publications of the World Secretariat which talk about the role of the guide

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Meeting between the General Council of Jesuits and CLC
On Tuesday, 27 March 2012, Fr. General and his Council met with some members of the Executive Council (ExCo) of CLC. The purpose of this meeting was to explore how these two Ignatian bodies in the Church could continue their close collaboration. There was exchange of gratitude and appreciation for the constant support to one another. Then the members of the meeting looked into the various dimensions through which CLC, as a Lay Apostolic Body, could carry the Ignatian charism into all the areas such as their daily life, apostolic involvement, and responsibility for institutional works. Final discussion was on the oncoming celebration of the 450 years Jubilee of Ignatian lay communities in 2013.


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Projects 164
World ExCo Meeting 2016

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Progressio

Supplement No. 72
Caring for Creation



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