This year’s Word Conference, a two-day annual discussion on the relevance of the Scriptures in contemporary life, will reflect on the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the country.
“In the midst of these uncertain times, we are offering a glimmer of hope,” said Father Julius Jose Coching, CMF, executive director of the Claretian Communications Foundation.
The Claretian congregation is sponsoring this year’s activity on November 29 and 30 with the theme “Gifted to Give: ‘A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the Great.’”
Father Coching said the project is “our contribution to the Church as we celebrate 500 years of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines and 75 years of Claretian presence in the country.”
“We hope that the conference will bless and inspire participants to hear the gift of the foreign story of Jesus that is woven into the tapestry of the Philippine story that will move them into action in their mission,” said the priest.
He said participants of this year’s Word Conference “are called to return to our roots, to be renewed to our resolves and to revitalize our responsibilities.”
“It is a call to be grateful of the gift, to recommit to the gift and to be charitable with the gift as we do mission through new evangelization,” said Father Coching.
This year’s speakers will deal with the topic of the “word, music, shrines and churches and popular devotions as gifts of the presence of Jesus.”
“They will share on how these gifts developed and became part of our culture and faith,” said Father Coching.
For more details of this year’s Word Conference, visit its website at www.wordcon.ph
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