On Thursday the 17th October, they went to have an ecological experience inside a forest. It is the work of Br. Samuel Ofm Cap to reforest the land and encourage people to develop ecological sensitivity. It was a good experience to stay over-night there and enjoy the nature and the hospitality of our brothers.
On Friday, the 18th they visited the Credit Union (a financial and developmental Cooperative reach out initiative) started by the Capuchins from Switzerland in gradual collaboration with the Indonesian Capuchins now. It has 51 branches in and around Indonesia helping the poor to invest money and get trained to save and spend the money in a constructive way. Br. Fritz explained about the weekly gathering of people for prayer, confession, meditation and catechesis help them motivated and grow in faith. We encouraged them to work for continuity and joint venture.
The afternoon time was spent at our school where the formators met the students and staff. It is a moment to get to know the good work of our Capuchins in educating the students and motivating them with a Franciscan Capuchin Touch. Evening was the visit to our Formation house, Laverna to reflect about Franciscan Contemplation and share the fraternal meals with the brothers over there.
Formators thus have spent quality time in prayer and preparation to better animate the younger brothers in formation.