Communications Festival: an experience

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Sr Amarachi, fsp recording a radio programme 

Since 2006, in Italy, the Pauline Sisters and the Saint Paul Fathers organize the Communication Festival in itinerant form in the cities that welcome the proposal not to let fall into oblivion the Communications Day. The Festival is a traveling exhibition, which takes place at the local level, for about 7-8 days, each year in a different diocese, but one that has national significance, and a pastoral opportunity of great importance, since, in its organizational formula, it becomes a catalyst of energy and a form of involvement of all the vital elements of a diocese, making visible that communications applies to all areas of ministry.

The general programme involves  a collaboration with the candidate diocese where  appropriate communicative activities are held with appointments involving institutions, associations, universities, organizations and cultural clubs, the press, radio and TV, sponsors.

5 “ways” of human communication

Events and initiatives find their implementation in accordance with the 5 “ways” of human communication:

  1. The Way of Knowledge, which involves biblical, philosophical aspects of communication; in this way the people participate in conferences, meetings, roundtables a about social communication questions;
  1. The Way of Beauty, feeding the artistic and spiritual aspects, with guided visits to churches and museums;
  1. The Way of Language, which offers topics related to the different media forms of expression; the schools are engaged in “happy book”, a nice laboratory about book reading, news media, music, movie and team games, prizes…
  1. The Way of Solidarity that recalls the experience of cooperation, non-profit groups and associations; this is a space to give voice to the voiceless and raise funds for charity projects;
  1. The Way of Aggregation that enhances the convivial aspects of communicating, wherever one finds oneself – at the table, in the streets … at parties and on social occasions.

Depending on the theme chosen for the day, these locations afford opportunities for people to explore different issues and interact in a meaningful way.

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Message for the Centenary of the Pauline Cooperators

«May the Lord bless you and keep you. May he let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May he look upon you kindly and give you peace!».

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Barrister Frank Chude, Chairperson of the Pauline Cooperators, Abuja taking a reading at Mass

As we celebrate the XXXIV Meeting of the General Governments of the Pauline Family, our thoughts turn to each of you as the celebration of the Centenary of foundation of the Association of Pauline Cooperators (30 june 1917-30 june 2017) approaches. Through this letter, we hope you will feel us close to you and that you will also feel the esteem that the whole Pauline Family has for your Association. May the celebration of this year of grace lead to a relaunching and consolidation of both the identity and mission of the Cooperators. With gratitude, we look back on the past and with boldness we strain toward the future. The challenge that we want to face with you in this time is that of moving ahead as the Pauline Family, united in spirit and aware of the abundant wealth the Lord has poured out upon us–wealth that we hope will have a greater impact and broader radius on the whole people of God. In celebrating this Centenary, whose program will be communicated to you in the near future by the Inter-congregational Commission set up to coordinate it, we want to invite you to ensure that all the events scheduled will not be self-referential, that is to say, that they not be directed only to the Pauline Family, but also directed to externs so as to help them get to know the treasures entrusted by the Church to this Association. May the Lord accompany us and unite us always more closely on our journey as the Pauline Family during this Centenary Year, in the spirit of our father St. Paul and under the protection of Blessed James Alberione.

ASSOCIATION OFRome, 11 January 2017
The partecipants in the 34° meeting of the General Governments of the Pauline Family

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