For the past 10 years ICLA has served the Church of Asia and, in a special way, the Church in China. Many Chinese priests and sisters have graduated from ICLA and gone back to China. At present there are about 40 Chinese students attending ICLA courses in Manila.
The Institute for Consecrated Life in Asia (ICLA) is a center for higher ecclesiastical studies, directed by the Claretian Missionaries. ICLA offers Masteral Degree in Theology of Consecrated Life, Spirituality, Missiology and Biblical Studies.
It facilitates and promotes research, reflection and discernment on congregational charisms, essential values of consecrated life, new spiritualities, mission, initial and on-going formation processes, emerging forms of consecrated life, inculturation and interreligious dialogue.
During this visit we looked for ways to better coordinate efforts between ICLA and Claretian Publications Macau for a more efficient ministry to the Church in China.