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3rd EIL: day 4

January 30, 2018

The fourth day began with a beautiful and symbolic morning prayer led by the delegates from the Dominican Republic.

Spools of thread being passed on… symbolizing how the charism and spirituality of St Candida connects and unites us all….how her mission – our common goal –  binds us all together as one family. The Theme of the day is “Alone I can do nothing but with God I can everything.”

The first talk of the day was given by Mother General Sr. Maria Inez Furtado.

allowing the Holy Spirit to let us do new things, not to blindly adhere to institutionalizing everything.allowing the Holy Spirit to let us do new things, not to blindly adhere to institutionalizing everything.

Shared Mission is not an option but a necessity and a calling for both lay and religious… 

There were three sharers of their testimony on how they have lived “shared mission” as well as the challenges they encountered in fulfilling their roles

Ms Aida Gomez of the Philippines – educator for more than 40 years…

Oneida Rocha from Brazil – public servant and social activist…

Jorge Manuel Palma of Spain – scientist, researcher and educator of more than 40 years



The giving of tokens to the speakers.


After lunch the delegates were instructed to spend personal quiet time for reflection and prayer.

In the afternoon an open forum was conducted to give the participants a chance to express, clarify and ask questions to any of the speakers /sharers of the day.

 Holy mass was then then celebrated in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 The presider was Fr. Dave Dominguez, MCCJ which was sponsored by Brazil.


Day 4 ended with socialization – facilitated by Spain delegates. It was another evening of fun and games which they called Bingo and trip to Jerusalem.


Spain – sponsors for the night                            The F.I. in this I.E.L.