Happy Easter!


 

Easter Message

A Revelation of Divine Love

We entered this liturgical time in which we reflected upon the passion, death and resurrection of our saviour Jesus Christ. An interesting fact is that Julian of Norwich, an English mystic from the medieval period, describes her visions of the passion as the revelation of Divine love. Let’s face it the event of the passion of Christ is an atrocious event in which we can see the depth of evil and how hatred can push a person to kill another person, even if this person, Jesus, has done nothing but good deeds. Yet in the depth of such an act still it is found an act of Divine Love. This is because Jesus is not just any person He is himself divinity made flesh in whom He wished to absorb all evil that humanity have accepted and let it separate him from God. In the image of the cross we see the image of humanity distorted by Sin, In the words of Prophet Isiah “He had no form or comeliness that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him”. He took all of it carried it and nailed it to the cross and die. How can we call this an act of love? Only if we look at this event through the resurrection. Even this death which is caused by pure evil did not bring upon eternal death because it was won by eternal life. Jesus rose and regained back the true image of Humanity which He wishes to bestow on us. This is the act of Divine love. Even if there is so much that humanity has lost with a love so great it still has the chance to be gained back. What we see in this event of the passion death and resurrection is to be our own event. We are all called to walk the passion in our earthly life, we are all going to pass through death but if we walk this passage with Jesus, we also then rise with Him into Eternal life.
Wishes for a Blessed Easter
Fr Sergio

Lent Reflection

In our Lenten journey towards Easter, let us remember the One who “humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8). During this season of conversion, let us renew our faith, draw from the “living water” of hope, and receive with open hearts the love of God, who makes us brothers and sisters in Christ. At the Easter vigil, we will renew our baptismal promises and experience rebirth as new men and women by the working of the Holy Spirit. This Lenten journey, like the entire pilgrimage of the Christian life, is even now illumined by the light of the resurrection, which inspires the thoughts, attitudes and decisions of the followers of Christ. (Pope Francis Message for Lent 2021)

We cordially invite you on 20 March at 11 CET to participate with us on zoom platform at the Lent Reflection titled: “When I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself. ” Jn 12, 32.

The reflection will be led by fr. Sergio Fenech, chaplain of JECI-MIEC European Coordination.

JECI-MIEC Call for Commissions 2021

Following the decision taken at the 2020 European Committee, six commissions will be set up for 2021.This will create an exclusive opportunity for any member at any level to get involved in the work of the European level in areas that they are passionate about and ensure greater influence for all member organisations.

You can find further information at this file.
Looking forward to cooperating with you!

European Team 2021

Orientation Guidelines 2021-2024

Every four years the representatives from the National Organizations gather to reflect on the next steps of the European Coordination and through this cooperation the Orientation Guidelines of the next four years are created.
Here you can find the Orientation Guidelines for 2021-2024 as created in the Digital Workshop “Designing our future” from the 24th to the 27th of September 2020 and adopted in the European Committee 2020.

Our gratitude to all the representatives from the National Orgranizations and the European Teams 2020-2021 for their work to create this document.

You can download them at the following link!

Orientation Guidelines 2021-2024

Happy new year!

“As this year comes to an end let us put all that happened in front of Jesus and contemplate what it is that we can learn from these experiences. Let His light shine upon them and see them as He does so that through what we see we may now engage in a better way all that is coming towards us in the year to come.Wish you a Blessed New Year full of Graces!” fr. Sergio Fenech

Outgoing and Incoming European Teams 2020 and 2021
Maria, Anna M, Georg, Eirini, fr. Sergio, Anna H, Paul, Carolina

Merry Christmas!

Warmest wishes by the European Team 2020!

“This will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger” Lk 2, 12

As we Celebrate Christmas and contemplate this great mystery of the incarnation of God we marvel in this great act of humility. God who is all and sustains all takes the form of the creature He so much loves. He so much wanted to convey his message of love to us that he took on flesh so to be able to communicate with us and love us in a way we could truly feel Him. He still continues to convey his love today in our hearts and stir us, who are His people, to love like He does. Let these days of Christmas be for all of us a spark of hope and that always reminds us that nothing can hold us back from His love because His love pierces through everything and lights up the darkest darkness.

Merry Christmas to Everyone and may God’s love shine in all your hearts.

Fr. Sergio Fenech

European Committee 2020

From the 11th until the 13th the European Committee brought together 28 delegates from the National Organisations, the European Team and the International Secretariat Teams to disscuss and decide about the present and the future of the European Coordination JECI-MIEC! Even if it was online, the committee was very productive.

The European Committee elected the new European Team of 2021! The Executive Board of 2021 consists of KSJ Germany, MCE Portugal, ASTRU Cluj, represented by Anna Holtkamp, Carolina Carreira, Paul-Cristian Sopon respectively. At the position of the European Coordinator, Eirini Freri from EKNE Greece is elected for a 2nd mandate. The Team will be accompanied by Fr Sergio Fenech, the European Chaplain.

Thanks to everyone who has participated actively, to the European Team 2020 for its work, to everyone who is helping us in our everyday work and to the new team for their motivation to run and support the Coordination!

Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight Mk 1, 3

Have we found something to work upon so that we may become a better person a bettter Christian? If yes, now its time to exercise ourselves and start. Surly we wil find several obsticales in our way but God provides us help. The Sacraments, espacially Confession and the Eucharist are what sustain us in the wilderness and sufferings we face in our life in our walk towards His kingdom.
May His Blessings always empower us so that even if the roads that we are walking upon are bent; full of hills and valleys yet our gaze will remain always straight and focused towards Christ. Then he will Help us to straighten our path and lower the hills and fill the valleys.

Fr. Sergio Fenech

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