Sharing of Experiences

Fr. John Czyzynski, SCJ, a retired Novice Master from the U.S, Province is on his visit in the Philippines. The main purpose of his visit is to share his experience as a formator with the formators of the Philippine Region. The majority of the formators in the Philippines are young and lack of experience, but on the other hand very much willing to learn from their older brother.

The meeting with Fr. John took place in Cagayan de Oro City at the Sacred Heart Formation House from January 19 – 21, 2015 and was attended by eight formators representing all the stages of formation. Besides the sharing of personal experiences on both sides, there were many practical questions on how to do the formation in the time of constant changes in the world,and of mentality, how to deal with the issues of proper use of the internet, social networks, etc., that sometimes disturb the formation process.

The meeting was very much appreciated by the formators and gave them many insights that can be helpful in their work. Sometimes life experience is more valuable than series of lectures.