Two days before the end of the year 2018, a commission composed by religious of three demarcations held its first meeting, in the Juniorate of Mexico, to program a stage of analysis of the reality in Guatemala.
Inspired by the 8th Line of the Order’s Chapter (restructuring, consolidation and expansion of the Order), the Province of the United States and Puerto Rico, the Viceprovince of the Californias and the Province of Mexico have begun this first stage.
Representatives of the three demarcations collaborate from now on to study and to propitiate a Piarist foundation in an American country full of challenges and hopes.
Educating children and young people with our charism, proposing processes of vocational discernment, discerning the type of mission we can offer from the needs we encounter, taking advantage of the evolution of volunteerism and the Fraternity, the need to offer new challenges, commitments and hopes, etc., were some of the centers of interest of the meeting.
The topic has already been dealt with on different occasions and it is increasingly assumed, so that some people express their willingness to go to a new American foundation and others offer to help from the place where they are.
From Guatemala there are invitations from institutions and some dioceses to get to know them and more than one person in that country explains why they are interested in the charism of the Pious Schools.
We will continue to share information about the steps we take in this process.
Finally, the Commission wishes to express special thanks to Fr. Julio Álvarez and to Bro. Melchor Ortega for the kind attentions offered during our meeting.
Francisco Anaya Walker, Sch. P.
General Assistant for America