2 General Council Meetings 1967 – 68: years of renewalGeneral Council MeetingsGeneral AssembliesSpecial MomentsNational Assemblies40 or 41 year history is a history of grace. We have remained alive because of grace – of God keeping us and traveling with us down the years. CLCP would not have survived on human effort alone.Conventions
4 Community centered in the Eucharist With Christ poor and humble 1967 – 68: The GP set us on fire!Community centered in the EucharistWay of lifeUnity of lifeWith Christ poor and humbleServiceSigns (sighs) of the timesThe GP set us on fire. Certain special words resounded in our ears: Unity of life, Way of life, With Christ poor and simple, …CommitmentUrgent and universalOur life is essentially apostolic.
5 Deepening and Integration of the Life of Christ December 1971 – 3rd General Council MeetingDeepening and Integration of the Life of Christ
6 1971 – ZAMBOANGA STANDThe Philippine National Federation of Christian Life Communities is called to the work of “liberating our people and helping toward the total development of the nation.”
7 Carry out programs towards the formation of the authentic Christian. Work and fight for the equitable distribution of goods and resources.Work with the victims of oppression… and with those who oppress.Help break the source of tyranny and injustice.Call for an educational system that forms social consciousness in us Filipinos.
8 4th General Council Meeting 19734th General Council Meeting The Role of CLC in the Liberation of the Whole Man and of All Men 1974 5th General CouncilMeetingThe Role of CLC in the Mission of the Church 19756th General CouncilCLC Way of Life: Commitment to Christ in Service and Community 19767th General CouncilMeeting Poor with Christ for Better Service: The Call of CLC in the Mission of the Church
9 Towards a National Discerning Apostolic Community 1977 8th General CouncilMeeting Transition 19789th General Council Transition197910th General Council MeetingTowards a National Discerning Apostolic Community198011th General AssemblyTowards Growth in the Sense of Mission198112th General Assembly and 1st NationalConventionThe Call of CLC in Philippine Society in the 80’s
11 1982 – DIWA NG TRECEFormation Programs that emphasize the political and economic aspects- Livelihood programs/micro-lending (PUNLAD)Ideology based on the Gospel (ANV)Human rights and dignityLifestyle rooted in Gospel values (simplicity, humility, generosity)Solidarity with the Poor
12 14th General Assembly and 2nd National 198314th General Assembly and 2nd NationalConventionThe “Diwa ng Trece” as the Expression of the Philippine CLC: “To live justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God” (Micah 6:8)
13 August 21, 1983Sumasabay ang CLCP sa daloy ng mga nangyayari sa bayan
14 Living out the “Diwa ng Trece” in the Present Philippine Situation 198415th General AssemblyLiving out the “Diwa ng Trece” in the Present Philippine Situation198516th General Assembly and 3rd NationalConventionSa mga Dukha at sa Pagkadukha Nagmumula ang Kaligtasan ng Sambayanang Pilipino (From the Poor and in Being Poor Comes the Salvation of the Filipino People1985 – bunga ng lumalalim na pagsusuri at kamalayan sa sitwasyon ng bayan
15 Beyond EDSA—the Road to Nazareth 1986Regional Assemblies (The National Assembly was called off due to EDSA I)Mary, the Model of our Mission in the World and in the Church: “Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:5)Sub-theme: “He deposed the mighty from their thrones and raised the lowly to high places. The hungry he has given every good thing, while the rich he has sent empty away.” (Luke 1:52-53)198717th General AssemblyBeyond EDSA—the Road to Nazareth
16 Isang Paglingon sa Pinanggalingan upang Makarating sa Paroroonan 1989 18th General Assembly Isang Paglingon sa Pinanggalingan upang Makarating sa Paroroonan 199019th General Assembly and 4th National Convention CLC at the Service of the Kingdom1991 20th General Assembly CLC at the Service of the Church: Walking with the Philippine Church
17 Ano ang sinabi ni Lord sa ika-25 limang taon ng CLCP? 199221st General Assembly and 5th NationalConvention CLCP: 25 Years of Journeying … Towards a Renewed Church Ano ang sinabi ni Lord sa ika-25 limang taon ng CLCP?
18 January 1993: The Lord said something special. The characteristic contribution of the CLCP to Church and Country is FORMATION.FORMATION became CLCP’s national apostolate.
19 199423rd General Assembly CLC: Community in Mission—”I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already.” (Lk 12:49)
20 VISION A national, discerning, apostolic community 1994 – VISION AND MISSIONVISION A national, discerning, apostolic communityMISSION CLCP 2000: a spreading Ignatian Fire
21 PURPOSEWe, the Christian Life Community of the Philippines, at the service of one world, envision ourselves as a national, discerning, apostolic community, composed of small self-propelled and interdependent communities that draw strength from the Lord through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Imbued with a sense of the Church and rooted in the realities of the times, we freely opt to creatively, fully, and joyfully participate in the transformation of the Philippines toward a just and humane society, i.e., a Christ-centered community of discerning disciples seeking, finding, and responding to God in all things according to one’s particular circumstances.
22 CLC in Mission—A Spreading Ignatian Fire 24th General Assembly 19956th NationalConventionCLC in Mission—A SpreadingIgnatian Fire 199524th General Assembly CLC in Mission—A Continuing Journey 19967th NationalWith Christ in Service199725th General Assembly and 8th National ConventionCLCP: With Christ in His Public Life19989th NationalCLC, a Letter from Christ, written by the Spirit, sent to Today’s World
23 CLCP—with Christ, the Prophet of Justice and Hope 199926th GeneralAssemblyCLCP—with Christ, the Prophetof Justice and HopeBuhayin ang SALITA. Lagyan ng buto at laman.GA 99 made it clear that CLCP is called in its being and doing to be WITH Christ…
24 Paano bubuhayin ang SALITA? Formation – rooted in the SPEXMembership – increase and multiplyPaano bubuhayin ang SALITA?Resource managementInternal networking /Community Bonding – strengthen organizational structuresIntegration – Faith that does Justice
25 2001 What have you done for Christ? What are you doing for Christ? What should you be doing for Christ?
26 Continue participating in the transformation of the Philippines towards a just and humane society
27 Break bread with the hungry Salient points of the work of continuing transformation:
30 Share life with the poor… see the world with their eyes… hear with their ears … be one with them in their joys and hopes… be in community with them…
31 Go beyond our comfort zones… Journey on with the Risen Christ… and commit ourselves to labor with Him…
32 2003 – STRATEGIC PLAN MISSION To help build God’s Kingdom, manifested in the Philippine Church of the Poor, through the formation of CLC and other faith communities steeped in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.Labor with him – strategically and effectively
33 The Christian Life Community of the Philippines VisionThe Christian Life Community of the Philippinesis a discerning apostolic communitygrowing in union with Christthrough the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.Imbued with a sense of and love for the Church,we participate in Christ’s missionspecifically in bringing aboutmaturity in faith and social justicewith a sense of urgency and disponibility.
34 2005 – SISID NA!…plunge into the DEEP of our involvement with the Church of the Poor so that the Beauty and Grandeur of the Church… may be more distinctly and radiantly manifested.
35 2006 Communal Examen in preparation for NA 2007 Question we asked ourselves:Now that we are turning 40 as CLCP, what is the MAGIS that God is asking of us?
39 “I came that you might have life and have it abundantly.” So that we can help bring about Christ’s promise of love:“I came that you might have life and have it abundantly.”
40 Patuloy ang paglalakbay at pakikinig sa sasabihin pa ni Lord…
41 Ang bayan ko’y tanging ikaw Pilipinas kong mahalAng puso ko at buhay manSa iyo’y ibibigayTungkulin ko’y gagampananNa lagi kang paglingkuranAng laya’y mo’y babantayanPilipinas kong hirang.
42 Trece Martires City, Cavite THE CLCP MAGIS AT 40CLCP General Assembly April28 – May 1, 2007 at H. dela Costa Formation Center,Trece Martires City, CaviteIn celebration of our 40th year as theChristian Life Community of the Philippines, atour 30th National Assembly, we, the membersof the CLCP and of the Philippine Church of thePoor, want to respond and deepen our responseto the Lord Jesus Christ’s command to “Loveone another as I have loved you” (John 15:12).In union with Mary and like Mary, we wish torespond with the same :yes” to God’s call tonurture as special love for the poor.
43 We will express this love by building up the nation through the formation of guides, members and communities among and with the poor, grounded in and guided by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the General Principles of the CLC. Conscious of the fact that this will only come about to the extent that we exercise Cura Personalis, we will make an effort to foster this spirit throughout the National Community.
44 By harnessing the energy and passion of our youth and uniting it with the wisdom andexperience of our elders, we will strive to renewand develop our organizational structures,improve our communication, deepen ourpersonal commitment and enhance theeffectiveness of the CLC in carrying out theMagis that Christ has entrusted to us. We do allthese, confident of Christ’s promise, “I came thatyou might have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).
45 (Apostolic Life) (Formation) “Love one another as I have loved you”. PRIORITIESMission Spirituality Community(Apostolic Life) (Formation) “Love one anotheras I have loved you”.(cura personalis)-Poor Spiritual Exercises-Formation Mary/Marian Character-Nation Building -General Principles National Community-Cura Personalis -Formation of Guides OrganizationalStructures-Communication, links-Youth Empowerment-Personal Commitment of each member