Hello Verbum Dei family,
We are happy to be one with our brothers and sisters in Loeches, Madrid, Spain on the on-going 5th General Congress. Here are the updates in multiple formats (video, PDF, etc).
New updates will be added on top. Scroll down to read the previous updates.
More will be added in the coming days so keep posted!
Heirs of a charism, open to the dynamism of the Spirit
On this morning of Saturday, September 15, the Congress members who are gathered in Loeches, open to the voice and action of the Spirit, prepared for the election of the President of the FMVD.
We give thanks to God for our Responsibles throughout these 55 years, as well as for those people who have been co-responsibles from the silence, and have committed themselves to the mission that has been entrusted to us. By electing together the President of the Verbum Dei, we are expressing the communion in the mission, feeling as one single Missionary Family spread throughout the five continents.
The one from whom we have received the gift of the charism, and has called each one of us to live and transmit it, chooses suitable people to respond in ecclesiality to the challenges of the next six years; we know that we are co-responsibles in the mission from a creative fidelity, attentive to the signs of the times, in deep prayer to understand how we can reinterpret and apply the charism in the best way in the current times.
We inform you with joy that the President elected for the sexennium 2018-2024 is RODRIGO CARRIZO MOYA, from Spain.
We thank the Trinity for this election and we entrust ourselves to their grace, through the hands of Mary, our Mother. That with the awareness of being heirs of a charism, we are able to let ourselves be moved and dynamized by Them. We ask for the special grace and wisdom for the new government.
Very united in Christ,
Angelina Benítez Llamas
General Secretary FMVD
Originally posted in the main Verbum Dei website:
Message from Lucía Herrerías for the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity (FMVD) and the entire Verbum Dei Family (Sept. 7, 2018)
Dear Fraternity and entire Verbum Dei Family,
From Loeches, Spain, and on the eve of the 5th Ordinary General Congress, I want to thank you all for the path we have walked together during these past six years.
I thank you with all my heart for the welcome, the prayers and the support which you have given me in this service of government which God and the Fraternity entrusted to me; thank you for all the enrichment I have received from so many conversations and having participated in the activities of many communities.
I am grateful to God because it has allowed me to know so many brothers and sisters of the whole Verbum Dei Missionary Family with whom I share a spirituality and a mission; it has been marvelous to see how in the middle of our weaknesses, we strive to be faithful, with much enthusiasm, to the charism we have received.
Taking again the words that ended my first message to the entire VDMFam, on October 2, 2012, I continue to ask Jesus to allow us to share his burning desire to set the earth on fire, and that, in a path of humble daily conversion, we continue helping each other to reproduce Jesus, as best we can, in his way of life and his mission.
United on the journey,
Lucía Aurora Herrerías Guerra