Formators gather for ‘In Imum Cordis’ Second Edition

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Rome, ITALY–About thirty Augustinian Recollect religious, responsible for some of the formative stages, participate in the second edition of the Training School ‘In Imum Cordis’, organized by the General Secretariat of Spirituality and Formation, this time in Rome. The objective is to study how the Church today poses important challenges and how these challenges must be faced with determination from the initial stage to permanent formation of the religious.

The program was formed in an avenue for accompaniment from the desire of God and the Augustinian love; from the passion for life, for Christ and for the Church that defines the Augustinian Recollects; and from the three characteristic wisdoms: Interiority, Community and Church. In its second edition, those attending ‘In Imum Cordis’ will reflect on personal accompaniment, training in families of religious origin, the Augustinian Recollect Formation Itinerary -IFAR- and protection of minors. To do this, they will have speakers with specialisations in the different fields of formation.

Likewise, the Augustinian Recollects will hold a meeting with Most Rev. José Rodríguez Carballo, DD, Secretary of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. Attendees began their meeting at St. Peter’s Basilica last Sunday, celebrating the Eucharist in the crypt of the Vatican Basilica, facing the tomb of the apostle. The Training School will run until February 22, 2020.

Speakers in the Training School ‘In Imum Cordis’

José Carlos Bermejo.  Major Superior of the Spanish Province of Camilos, Director of the Center for Humanization of Health and the San Camilo de Tres Cantos Assistance Center, Doctor of Sanitary Pastoral Theology, he has a Master’s Degree in Bioethics and Counseling.

David Songy.  Capuchin Friar, Doctor in Theology and Psychology. Director of the San Lucas Institute of the United States, a leading international institution dedicated in bringing the ministry of healing of Christ to priests, deacons and religious consecrated Catholics through education and integrated psychological, spiritual and physical care.

Mary Jesus Apothecary.  Doctor in Clinical Psychology, Family Therapist, Psychotherapist and expert in Systemic-Relational Model in Social Treatment. Member of the Psychological Care team of Cáritas Madrid.

Cristina Pérez Díaz-Flor.  Clinical psychologist, Family Psychotherapist and Teaching Supervisor of the Spanish Federation of Family Therapy Associations. Since its foundation in 1987, it belongs to the Family Orientation Center (COF – Central) of the Diocese of Madrid.

Daniel Portillo Trevizo.  Priest, graduate in Spiritual Theology and specialization in Priestly Formation at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome. Currently, he is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Research and Training Center for the Protection of Minors (CEPROME). In addition, he is a member of the International Commission for the Protection of Minors of the Order of Augustinian Recollects.

Translated from the original Spanish article posted at

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