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Différents témoins du programme de l'ICOF à Abidjan 2018

“Integrer ce que je pense ne pas etre est un des moyens pour realiser sa personnalité. Les pensees tordues telle la personnalisation c’est a dire la lecture malsaine des evenements, la magnification, c’est a dire penser tellement negative et le catastrophisme, c’est a dire etre prophete de malheur se guerissent a travers le feeling, c’est a dire de nouvelles facons de penser.”
Sr. Adele ZOUNGRANA (BURKINA FASO)

“‘Le Joyeux Service de l’Evangile’ (Abidjan ICOF 2018) a été pour moi un grand plaisir. Un temps de renouvellement où nous avons eu la chance de parler de beaucoup de choses concernant notre vie en Communauté. Entre autre j’apprécie plus le Discernement Appreciatif qui voudrait qu’on voit le positif même dans les mauvaises choses qui nous arrivent. Merci infiniment pour cette opportunité et aussi pour les expériences partagées.”
P. Raphaël Abalo TCHASSIWA, SMA. (TOGO)

“À moi ce programme de renouvellement ICOF a offert une grande possibilité de m’arrêter un mois pour faire une relecture positive de mon vécu et celui , des personnes, des événements et du monde qui m’entourent. Chaque module portait en lui un message particulier. Et chaque facilitateur une grande capacité de transmission du savoir-faire, savoir-être, savoir-vivre . Je pars convaincu que tout est possible avec le Christ. Merci ICOF pour cette belle expérience que je conseille au monde religieux. Merci ”
Sr. Marie Flore N’CHO (CÔTE D’IVOIRE)

“Grande fut ma joie de participer à ce programme de renouvellement. J’ai apprécié les différents modules. Ce mois d’août 2018 à été pour moi un moment de ressourcement , de rencontres, d’expériences, d’acquisition de nouveaux outils pour continuer la marche à la suite du Christ. Je rends grâce au Seigneur pour les lumières reçues. Qu’il m’accorde la grâce d’être UN ÉVANGILE VIVANT . Grand merci aux initiateurs du programme: les pères YAGO et JAMES”
Sr. Rachel Noëlle Mobio (CÔTE D’IVOIRE)

About us

The Inter-Congregational Ongoing Formation (ICOF) Program has been initiated by the Union of General Councils of four Missionary Congregations working in Africa, namely: the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritan Fathers), the Missionaries of Africa (White fathers), and the Missionary Sisters Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA), and the Society of African Missions (SMA).

In their meeting in December 2014, there was a concern shared by all members: there are many priests and religious in Africa who need ongoing formation but they don’t have access to it. 

This union has formed the Inter Congregational Ongoing Formation (ICOF) Program, whose main objective is to make available opportunities for ongoing formation in Africa for priests and religious, both its members and members of the local churches (dioceses, local congregations and other congregations). The ongoing formation is focused on renewal of the participants. And the renewal is holistic, including the spiritual, the human, the pastoral, and the academic aspects of the person.

ONGOING FORMATION INTERVIEWS

L’Apostolat de l’Ecoute: Vers la Guérison de l’Eglise Centrafricaine. Entretien avec Philippe GREBALET

22 Jan 2018 0 Comment L’Apostolat de l’Ecoute: Vers la Guérison de l’Eglise Centrafricaine. Entretien avec Philippe GREBALET
Philippe Grenalet est né à Batangafo (Préfecture de l’Ouham, République Centrafricaine). Il a été ordonné  le 22-07-2001 à Alindao par Mgr Juan Jose...

“Roles of a Peacebuilder and African Imaginery”: Interview with Carl Stauffer, PhD

17 Jan 2018 0 Comment “Roles of a Peacebuilder and African Imaginery”: Interview with Carl Stauffer, PhD
Carl Stauffer was born and raised amidst the war in Vietnam. After completing his university education in 1985, Stauffer worked in the Criminal Justice and...

“Redefining Trauma in an African Context”: Interview with Ray Motsi, PhD

17 Jan 2018 0 Comment “Redefining Trauma in an African Context”: Interview with Ray Motsi, PhD
REDEFINING TRAUMA AND IDENTITY Insights from an African Context Ray Motsi, Ph.D. was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He left Zimbabwe at the age of 19 and...

“The Joy of the Gospel”: Interview with Bishop Rodrigo Mejía, SJ

17 Jan 2018 0 Comment “The Joy of the Gospel”: Interview with Bishop Rodrigo Mejía, SJ
Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga, born in Medellín (Colombia) in 1938. Entered the Society of Jesus  (The Jesuits) in 1956.  After obtaining his Master in...

ICOF RENEWAL PROGRAM (JUNE-JULY 2016) WITNESSES

Words cannot express my feelings of gratitude! Sisters of my congregation for giving me the opportunity. ICOF founding members and coordinators far and near, Stella Maris Hotel staff and personnel, facilitators and participants. May my life be of joyful witness to all I will encounter in my daily life. “Rooted, we bloom.” That in all things, God may be glorified.

SR. JUDETTE PULLE (UGANDA)

I have rediscovered myself, my identity. I have discovered that I am more than what I was thinking of myself, my inner being is rich and I have been entrusted a lot. I am invited to realize and to invest. St. Francis of Assisi said, “We have to proclaim the gospel twenty fiur hours a day, if necessary with words.”

FR. DANIEL P. NANA (BURKINA FASO)

Carl Jung says “The greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally unsolvable. They can never be solve, but only outgrown.” This Inter-congregational renewal program opens up opportunity for me to outgrow on my limitations, it does not eradicate challenges but guides me to accept myself and use everything with joyful heart to give witness to God’s goodness.

FR. JULIETO CASAPAO (PHILIPINES)

A deep and enriching experience for me. I call these two months time of life. It has really increased awareness about myself, God and my ministry. I pray that May the Good Lord help me to live joyfully this experience in my mission and everywhere. May the name of the Lord of Love and Mercy be blessed forever.

FR. ALEX MANDA (ZAMBIA)

OUR VALUES

  • accountability
  • charity
  • collaborative ministry
  • communion
  • faith
  • fruitfulness
  • fullness of life
  • healthy relationships
  • hope
  • interiority
  • practicality with contextual relevance
  • professionalism
  • self-acceptance

Our Objectives

  • Provide skills and opportunity for addressing personal challenges.
  • Provide space and time for reflecting on and integrating their lived experiences.
  • Training in pastoral skills.
  • Academic updating on Scripture, on the current trends in mission in the context of Africa and on the latest magisterial documents.