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Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda gives lectures to members of the Sodalitium

From Monday, September 18th to Friday, September 22th, about 130 members of the Sodalitium, laity and priests, from various countries gathered at the Our Lady of Reconciliation Parish in Lima to participate in a training course led by Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda.

Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda giving one of his lectures.

Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda giving one of his lectures.

During the 5 days, Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda gave several conferences to the members of the Sodalicio, among the proposed topics were:

  •  Spiritual Direction and Discernment
  • Service of authority and obedience in a Society of Apostolic Life
  • Charism of the Societies of Apostolic Life and Proper Law
  • Internal jurisdiction and external jurisdiction
  • Belonging to a lay Society of Apostolic Life as canonical status in the Church
  • Community Life and Apostolic Mission in a Society of Apostolic Life.

Among the daily activities there was a Eucharistic celebration, moments of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, times of personal prayer, dialogue in groups, presentation in plenary sessions, as well as questions to Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda.

The conferences with Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda began with a Eucharistic celebration.

The conferences with Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda began with a Eucharistic celebration.

Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda was ordained a Jesuit priest in 1973. He has a Doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He has been ordinary professor and dean of the Faculty of Canon Law of the Gregorian University. In 2010 he was appointed personal adviser to the Pontifical Delegate for the Legion of Christ, who in 2012 entrusted him with the government of the consecrated laity of Regnum Christi. In 2014 he was appointed consultant to the Commission for the revision of the Statute of the Regnum Christi Movement.

Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda with the participating members of the Sodalitium

Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda with the participating members of the Sodalitium.

The Sodalit Formation Days are part of the renewal process that the community has been carrying out and have been taking place since last year, with the visit of F. Adrián Lopez SJ, then with the visit of Father Stefano Guarinelli in June of this year and now with Father Gianfranco Ghirlanda and will continue as part of the preparation that the Sodalitium has been carrying out for the holding of its V Ordinary General Assembly in December of next year.