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Superior General announces the implementation of the program "Beyond the Borders"

Posted on 3 October 2019
Superior General announces the implementation of the program "Beyond the Borders"

I announce the launching of the Beyond the Borders called for by the Body of the Society at the 45th General Chapter in 2014. You will recall two propositions came out of the 45th General Chapter. The first called for Regions to establish and manage initiatives that meet needs expressed in the metaphor of"beyond border" (Circular 469, Proposition 19), and the second called for the establishment of an international community of Brothers and volunteers that offers vocation ministry and discernment in the context of a community life dedicated to the service of the poorest {Circular 469, Proposition 27). From there, Circular 470 combined these initiatives with a call to "encourage new educational experiences which, while challenging Brothers and Partners to engage in 'Beyond the Border' commitments to urgent contemporary needs among the most vulnerable groups, offer to the members of the community a fraternal environment for vocation discernment" {Strategy 2.4).

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