Day 2: planning the future

As in previous days, we began the seventh day of the Chapter with the celebration of the Eucharist, presided over today by Fr. Martín Areta, accompanied at the altar by Frs. Romualdo Almeida and Philip Blandford and Deacon José Enrique García Rizo. At 9:30 we gathered in the chapter hall for the beginning of the […]

Day 31: elections phase finished

31st December, the last day of the year 2019 began with thanksgiving mass at 7.30 am, presided by the group of Zimbabwe.  The morning session of the day was moderated by Fr. Manuel Arroba.  We started with listening to the ‘Definition of Claretian’ reminding us of our positive attitudes of being a Claretian Missionary as […]

New Government of Fatima Province. Structure and members.

P. Provincial – Fr. Carlos A. Candeias Consultants Prefect of Economy – Fr. Manuel R. Segura Giráldez Prefect of Apostolate – Fr. Jorge R. Sánchez Palacios Prefect of Youth Vocation Ministry – João Luis Escaleira Alves Prefect of Spirituality and Formation – Fr. Félix Martínez Lozano   Share on: WhatsApp

Day 30: the election phase begins

The Eucharistic celebration (with the prayers proper to the votive Mass of the Holy Spirit) presided over by Fr. Mathew Vattamattan (Superior General) marked the beginning of this fourth day of the Chapter. The ceremony began at 7:30 a.m. and included the recitation of Lauds. Fr. Abilio Ramos acted today as moderator of the Chapter […]

Day 29: End of evaluation

We began the third day of our Chapter at 7:30 in the morning, joining the rest of the Church in celebrating the feast of the Holy Family with the Eucharist. The morning session began at 9:30 in the Chapter Hall. Fr. Manuel Arroba (appointed moderator by Fr. President), opened the session with a time of […]

Day 28: Remembering

We began the second day of our Chapter at 7:30 a.m., gathered around the table of the Eucharist to commemorate the Holy Innocents, whose feast we are celebrating today. The morning session began at 9:30. Fr. President opened the session with a brief moment of prayer around the reading of Mt 3:13 and invited us […]

P. Carlos Candeias, new Fr. Provincial of Fatima for the next 6 years

The First Chapter of the Province of Fatima has elected Fr. Carlos Candeias as the new Provincial Superior. Fr. Carlos made his first profession in the Congregation in 1987 and received holy orders in 1994. Since the birth of the new Province of Fatima, on 1 January 2019, the General Government entrusted him with the […]

Day 27: First day of the Chapter

We have begun the First Provincial Chapter of the Province of Fatima! During the afternoon of the 26th, the members of the chapter arrived at the Acolhimento e Espiritualidade house of Fatima, where we were received and found everything ready to begin the Chapter. On the 27th we began at 7:30 a.m. with the prayer […]

Our First Provincial Chapter begins

Today begins our First Provincial Chapter. It will take place in our house at the Sanctuary of Fatima. It will last until January 3rd. In it, our new Provincial Government will be elected. It will also decide the main lines of missionary action of our Province. You can follow everything related to the Chapter from […]

Provincial Council in Fatima (Portugal)

Last week, our Provincial Government met in Fatima. The Council focused especially on the preparation of our first Provincial Chapter. In addition, Cardinal António Augusto dos Santos Marto, Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, accompanied them at lunch on the 4th. Share on: WhatsApp

Prayer for our I Provincial Chapter

At the end of this month the first Chapter of the Province of Fatima will be celebrated. Its motto will be “With Mary We are Missionaries”. For this occasion a prayer has been prepared with which we invite you to pray for it to be a time of the Holy Spirit.   Share on: WhatsApp

Meeting of the Provincial Government

From November 7 to 9 our Provincial Council met in Lisbon. Among the topics addressed is everything related to the next Provincial Chapter. Here you have a photo of the meeting (made by our Provincial Father): Share on: WhatsApp

The Precapitular Commission begins to meet

The Precapitular Commission, formed by missionaries Joseph Raju, Antonio Ávila, Vitor Pinto and Fermín Rodríguez, met on last Monday andTuesday and is already working with the different contributions of the province to make a synthesis. We pray for your work. Share on: WhatsApp

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