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Father Jean Gailhac’s Year

November 13th 2022 – November 13th 2023

2022

November

Theme of the month: JEAN GAILHAC: A HEART WITH NO BOUNDARIES
  1. Nov. 13th (Birth of the Founder): opening of Jean Gailhac’s Year
  2. Publication of the prayer for the Beatification of Jean Gailhac. Release of Jean Gailhac’s website of the year.

December

Theme of the month: “HOW BEAUTIFUL A HUMBLE HEART IS!” (GS/22/IX/77/A)
  • Christmas festivities
  • Release of Solidarity gesture in favor of life

THE POWER OF A GESTURE
– SOLIDARITY GESTURE –

From an early age, Jean Gailhac showed an immense heart, revealing himself to be particularly sensitive and attentive to the reality surrounding him. Always generous, and in fidelity to his infinite love for God, he made himself his servant and sought to find the essence of his vocation as a baptized Christian in his actions, responding to the most pressing needs of children and women. This vocation gave meaning to his life, causing him to risk working to improve the condition of the weakest and marginalized “so that all may have life”.

With Gailhac, we learn that every gesture must come from God, and from Him comes the meaning of our life, which gains a new dynamism when we give of ourselves and are open to the needs of others, especially the most vulnerable.

The life of our Founder challenges us and causes us not only to reflect on our own actions, but also to experience the cries of humanity that impel us to commit ourselves to the defense of justice and to reach out to those who live in vulnerable conditions.

Today, following the example of Gailhac and in fidelity to the Mission of the Institute, we are encouraged to become involved in a Solidarity Gesture that responds to the most pressing needs found in our local communities.

Committed to the transformation of our world, think about a Solidarity Gesture and share it.

2023

January

Theme of the month: BELONGING TO GOD; “LIVING IN GOD, FROM GOD AND FOR GOD”
  1. Presentation of Jean Gailhac’s legacy: overview of the Institute’s works in the world in favor of women, youth and children in situations of vulnerability.
  2. Prayer – online – focusing on the death of Jean Gailhac (01/25) and its meaning.

February

Theme of the month: FAITH AND ZEAL IN WORD’S HEART
  1. Presentation of Jean Gailhac’s legacy: overview of the Institute’s works around the world in favor of women, youth and children in vulnerable situations and of ‘all classes of society’.
  2. Release of the Cultural Show event: poetry, drawing, Gailhac’s hymn… involving schools, social projects, collaborators, religious and FASCM groups.
  3. Prayer – online – focusing on the foundation of the IRSCM (02/24)

March

Theme of the month: WITNESSING THROUGH EXAMPLE “WORDS FLY, AND THE EXAMPLES DRAG…”
  1. Testimonies/videos from young people from the RSHM global network of schools, from projects, FASCM groups, alumni… about what, from your perspective, Jean Gailhac has to say to the world today.

April

Theme of the month: TRANSFORMATION “EVERYTHING MUST BE NEW IN US”
  1. Conference with representatives of the Herança e Espiritualidade Group , establishing relations between aspects of Gailhac’s thought and spirituality and relevant current issues.

May

Theme of the month: IT IS NECESSARY TO TAKE CARE OF: YOURSELF, THE OTHERS AND THE COMMON HOUSE. GS/23/I/81/A
  1. Laudato Si’ Week with Gailhac: establishing a link between Gailhac and the Common House.
  2. Subsidies for praying the Chaplet based on Gailhac’s spiritual attitudes.

June

Theme of the month: JESUS AND MARY: TWO HEARTS IN GOD’S HEART
  1. Roundtable with representatives of the SCM NGO at the UN and JPIC International, with one or more of the social issues: migrants, the struggle of indigenous peoples, violence against women/girls, social inequality or any other topic; under the prism of what Gailhac has to tell us and teach us so that we can, with him, inspire, hope and guide us towards concrete actions.
  2. Prayer – online – focusing on the Sacred Heart of Mary (06/17).

July

Theme of the month: INTERNACIONALITY: LIFE FOR EVERYONE
  1. Prayer – online – during the Pre-World Youth Day (26 to 07/31)

August

Theme of the month: OPENING TO TIME’S SIGNS PEACE CULTURE “we have to take care of young people”.
  1. Virtual/face-to-face meeting of SCM youth, promoting a dialogue between JEAN GAILHAC, WYD – World Youth Day (Lisbon; August 1st to 6th; Motto: Maria got up and left in a hurry), Vocations and Youth Protagonism.

September

Theme of the month: WORD HEARING: INTERIORITY AND DISCERNMENT
  1. Spiritual Retreat (1 or 2 days) – Theme: Father Jean Gailhac, centered in Jesus Christ, open to transformation and change, attentive to the signs of the times, in the light of faith.

October

Theme of the month: “IN GOD’S PATH, THERE’S NO REST”
  1. Links between Mission and Jean Gailhac, through a conference that interrelates Jean Gailhac, the Missionary Month, and the major issues of our time.

November

Theme of the month: “LOVE DOES NOT HAVE OBSTACLES, IT RUNS AND FLIES”
  1. Documentary-Synthesis “Jean Gailhac: life, work and legacy today”
  2. Conclusive speech by the Leader of the IRSCM
  3. Concluding Celebration.
  4. Pilgrimage to a significant place that mobilizes families, young people, children and other audiences.
  5. A concrete and solidary gesture in favor of a cause in the service of life (culmination), as a result of the effort developed throughout the Jean Gailhac Year, in all Areas and with all people, to develop “sensitivity to needs and solidarity response, promoting life and dignity” (being + doing).

 

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