The Vatican Foundation "International Center Family of Nazareth" and the Hospitalité Notre Dame of Lourdes meet in execution of a Memorandum of Understanding

The Vatican Foundation "International Center Family of Nazareth" (CIFN), following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Hospitalité Notre Dame de Lourdes, promoted and organized, on Sunday 11 March, at its headquarters located in the Pontifical Palace of San Calisto, a day of formation dedicated to the themes of the family and of the spiritual accompaniment of the volunteers of the Hospitalité and of the pilgrim families. Present from all over Italy, the Heads of training and various services stationed in Lourdes.

The work was opened by a moment of prayer, with the recitation of the "Psalms of the Family" (126 and 127), followed by the interventions of the Presidents of the Vatican Foundation Salvatore Martinez and of the Hospitality Bertrand Clerc-Renaud.

The CIFN Vatican Foundation, established by Article 1 of the Statute, "in order to implement the Magisterium of the Catholic Church relative to the Family", in these years has worked on the realization of an international network of Centers that enhance the service to the family under different perspectives. Lourdes was chosen for their focus on: "Family and suffering".

In particular, President Martinez has commented on the various Chapters of the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis "Amoris Laetitia", before describing specifically the projects for the reception of children and their families and the training of trainers and hosts.

In conclusion, a Training Plan was presented that reiterates the contents of the Apostolic Exhortation on a four-stage itinerary: biblical-spiritual, anthropological, ethical-social and community pastoral.

Then followed a series of moments of sharing with the host trainers and the scheduling of the service that the Foundation and Hospitalité will promote during the current year.


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