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3rd IEL: the Beginning

January 18, 2018

As the Second International Encounter of the Lay (2nd IEL) in Brasil (2012) came to a close, there was a strong suggestion from the participants to hold the next IEL in the Philippines. In 2015, the lay collaborators in the Philippines held the National F.I.-Lay Congress where they discussed pertinent matters regarding their mission and collaboration with the sisters in the Congregation. On the second day of the congress (October 3, 2015), they presented to Sr. Jocelyn Salomo, FI, (representing the General Government) a manifesto expressing their desire to initiate the planning of the Third International Encounter of the Lay. That event marked the start of the official and systematic planning of the 3rd IEL which is about to commence this January 2018.