Representatives from 12 countries - Eastern and Western Conferences of the Claretians in Asia -were gathered together at Claret Retreat House, Quezon City, Philippines from June 10 to 16. The purpose was to reflect on the realities of the Church of Asia and the Congregation's response to it in a Claretian missionary style.
Ian Dacayanan, our companion in Macau, during the Encounter in Manila.
Ian is the one who maintains our websites online
and does the page layout for all our publications (even in Chinese!)
The assembly also had lengthy deliberations on how to choose the mission strategy, to reach the deserving people in the right time, and the right place to exercise these ministries.
The China-Taiwan region was represented by
(L-R) Ian, Frs. Jose, Bobin, Arturo, Julio and Ezakias.