FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF LAY CISTERCIAN COMMUNITIES

Growing in the Spirit: Bringing the Cistercian Charism Home

Called to be transformed into the image of Christ. . .
(2 Cor 3,18)

New Melleray Abbey / Mississippi Abbey
(Dubuq
May 21-28, 2011


Only English documents

Pre-Meeting Materials

Carta Invitación Dubuque

Letter of Invitation

Lettre d’ Invitation a Dubuque

Additional Information

Información Adicional

Informations Complementaires Pour Dubuque

A Survey Relative to the Formation and Transformation of Persons in the Cistercian Charism

Cuestionario Sobre La Formación y la Transformación de Los Laicos Cistercienses

Questionnaire relatif à la formation et la transformation des personnes dans le charisme cistercien

Relationship With Your Monastery Survey

Encuesta sobre la Formación Laica Cisterciense

Questionnaire sur la formation des Laïcs Cisterciens

Questionnaire sur la formation des Laïcs Cisterciens personnes dans le charisme cistercien Résumé

Relationship With Your Monastery Survey: Summary

A Survey Relative to the Formation and Transformation of Persons in the Cistercian Charism: Summary

Cuestionario Sobre La Formación y la Transformación de Los Laicos Cistercienses Resumen

Questionnaire relatif à la formation et la transformation des personnes dans le charisme cistercien Résumé

Registration

Hoja de Inscripción—Parte A

INSCRIPTION--VOLET A

Registration Form—Part A

Hoja de Inscripción—Parte B

INSCRIPTION--VOLET B

Registration Form—Part B

Meeting Documents

2011 CinquiÈme Rencontre Internationale

2011 Fifth International Encounter

2011 Quinto Encuentro Internacional de los Laicos Cistercienses

Chef d’Oeuvre sur le MI

Masterpiece on the Mississippi

Obra Maestra en el Mississippi

Espoirs et craintes des moines et moniales de l’Ordre concernant les Laïcs Cisterciens

Las Esperanzas y Temores de los monjes y monjas de la Orden respecto a los Laicos Cistercienses

Les Laïcs associés à des monastères Cisterciens et leur reconnaissance par l’OCSO

Les objectifs de la Rencontre de cette semaine

Los Laicos asociados a monasterios Cistercienses y su reconocimiento por la OCSO

Los objetivos de la reunión de esta semana

The Goals of This Week’s Meeting

The Hopes and Fears of the monks and nuns of the Order concerning Lay Cistercians

The Lay people associated with Cistercian monasteries and their recognition by the OCSO

Características de las Comunidades Laicas Cistercienses

Caractéristiques des Communautés de Laïcs Cisterciens

Characteristics of Lay Cistercian Communities

Estatuto de Pertenecia

Les liens de Charité qui nous unissent

Los Lazos de Caridad que nos unen

Statut sur l’appartenance

Statute on Membership

The Bonds of Charity That Unite Us

¿Qué Formación?

Financial Report

Informe financiero

Quelle formation ?

Reportage financier

What is Formation?

Mark Twain, légendaire navigateur du fleuve Mississipi, écrivain et humoriste

Mark Twain, Legendary Mississippi River Pilot, Author and Humorist

Mark Twain, Piloto Legendario del Río Misisipi, Autor y Humorista

Formation Notes

Respuestas a las Preguntas Sobre el Programa de Formacion

Statut sur la formation

Minutes

Actas de las Reuniones

Compte-rendu de la Réunion

Minutes of the Meeting

Actas de las Reuniones (2)

Post-Meeting Materials

Presentación al Capítulo General 2011

Presentation a la RGM 2011

Presentation to the General Chapters (2011)

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We have the following goals:

  1. Reflect on and share the relationships that our Lay Communities have with the monastery with which they are associated.
  2. As we decided in Huerta in 2008, establish a permanent Association of Lay Cistercian Communities.
  3. Reflect on and share what formation means.

  • May 22, 2011
    • Plenary Session: The Lay people associated with Cistercian monasteries and their recognition by the OCSO, Dom Armand Veilleux
    • Plenary Session: The Hopes and Fears of the monks and nuns of the Order concerning Lay Cistercians, Sister Gail Fitzpatrick
    • Plenary Session: The Goals of This Week’s Meeting, Dennis Day



      Discussion Questions: Relationships with Cistercian monasteries

      Each lay community has a unique relationship with the monastery with which it is associated. Should any aspects of these relationships be adopted as a common "ideal" towards which lay communities should aspire? If so, what are they?

      Are there any aspects of a group’s relationship with a Cistercian monastery that should be considered minimal for all lay Cistercian communities? If so, what are they?

      Are there any specific criteria that should be stated for a lay Cistercian group to belong to the International Association? If so, what are they?

    • Language group discussions

  • May 23, 2011
    • Plenary Session: Relationships with Cistercian monasteries (Characteristics of Lay Cistercian Communities)
    • Language group discussion: The Bonds of Charity That Unite Us
    • Plenary Session: The Bonds of Charity That Unite Us

  • May 24, 2011
    • Plenary Session: Ratification of The Bonds of Charity That Unite Us
    • Plenary Session: Presentation of Statute on Membership in the International Association of Lay Cistercian Communities
    • Plenary Session: Ratification of Statute on Membership in the International Association of Lay Cistercian Communities

  • May 25, 2011
    • Language group discussion: nominations for Steering Committee
    • Plenary Session: Election of Steering Committee: Tina Payare (Spanish, alternate Polo Ossorio), Marie-Christine Rossignol (French, alternate Pascal Sonzogni) and Dennis Day (English, alternate Teresa McMahon)
    • Financial Report
    • Plenary Session: What is Formation?, Fr. Pierre-André Burton



      Discussion Questions: Formation Programs

      Does the International Association need to develop a statement on formation? If so, what are some important things it should include? How could such a document be used?

      A formation program on paper may differ greatly from a formation program in practice. What are the most important aspects of a formation program for lay communities? Prioritize the list.

      Are there any ways that Lay Communities can support and help one another in the formation of their members? If so, what are these? And how can they be implemented?


  • May 26, 2011
    Excursion to New Melleray and Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbies, followed by paddle boat ride on the Mississippi River

  • May 27, 2011
    • Language group discussion: Formation Program
    • Plenary Session: Formation Program (Notes on Formation)
    • Plenary Session: Closing and evaluation