Under this slogan, "Abriendo Horizontes" [Opening Horizons], the First International Meeting of Delegates of FASFI in Madrid (Spain) began this weekend. 30 people from different places are participating: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bolivia, Spain, Dominican Republic, Venezuela ...

We are accompanied by Maria Inez Furtado, Superior General; Mari Carmen Martín, Superior of the Province of Spain-Italy and María Teresa García Román, President of FASFIA.

After a round of presentation of the participants, we shared a very inspiring prayer time, motivated by Jessica, from Badalona.

Then with an entertaining dynamic of phrases about FASFI, a very rich dialogue took place around its identity. And the morning ended with a dialogue on the Strategic Plan.


We took advantage of the break to ask for a testimony from several people:

• What feelings are stirring within you?
• A word for the future of FASFI

Norma, Argentina, in Montevideo (Uruguay)

• Joy, a lot of hope, motivation, enthusiasm
• Sense of Body, of family, we are one


Eddy, Dominican Republic, in Salamanca (Spain)

• Joy, feeling that we are all in favor of the most needy, that the projects are in favor of Jesus
• Visionary, with medium, short and long term experiences, to follow what M. Cándida dreamed


Marisu Parrado, Valladolid (Spain)

• Much joy, hope at having come, learning
• Hope for what we can contribute to the world and open horizons, and much better to do everything together


Mati Polanco, FI, Dominican Republic, in Venezuela

• Gratitude to FASFI, as a platform to reach so many places, because this meeting does not end here; but whatever we reflect and learn, we will take it to our respective places, and therefore our horizons are already widening
• A word like freedom, justice, solidarity ... when we not only give things, but find ourselves as brothers and sisters, persons with whom we relate, thus we also improve FASFI.


Teresa G. Román, FI, Segovia (Spain)

• A lot of hope and anticipation
• Discovering new paths, the trajectory is so rich that this is an impetus for new paths


Ana Cáceres, Almería

• Overpowering emotion to share what we have inside and give it life
• Fidelity to the Word of Jesus, who has given us what we have

Undoubtedly these feelings and desires will be shaped throughout the 3 days of meeting, and our geographical horizons and those of our hearts will be expanded, and FASFI will grow internally and externally in universal solidarity.

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