ARCORES was a fruit of the 55th General Chapter
During the month of March, the 56th General Chapter of the Augustinian Recollect Order is taking place in Rome, and ARCORES is sending its support to the capitulars with messages to show the closeness of the Augustinian Recollect Solidarity Network.
ARCORES International has recalled that the Network was the fruit of the 55th General Chapter, so “we hope that the decisions of this 56th General Chapter will encourage us to strengthen the option for the poor and the social commitment and solidarity”.
Philippines and Venezuela
For their part, the volunteers of ARCORES Philippines have expressed their commitment to “walk together” with the whole Order in the fulfilment of the mission of evangelization.
“May the decisions of this Fifty-sixth General Chapter encourage us to strengthen our option for the most needy and our social and solidarity commitment. We thank the Order of Augustinian Recollects for accompanying spiritually and materially the journey of the Venezuelan people”, emphasize ARCORES Venezuela.
Costa Rica and Colombia
“The Augustinian Recollect heart of solidarity, which overflows in dedication and social justice, is what today illuminates the decisions that will guide the future of the Order in the years to come. Today more than ever we must be the good Samaritans who do not pass by and it is ARCORES who gives meaning to the greatness of solidarity of the Order”, emphasize ARCORES Costa Rica.
From ARCORES Colombia, they send “a special greeting to each and every one of the capitulars who are meeting today and represent the voice of all the members of this great Augustinian family” and “much encouragement and enthusiasm for the development of all your workdays”.
Argentina and Spain
In ARCORES Argentina, “we pray that the Holy Spirit will assist you in all the decisions you must take in favor of the Augustinian Recollect family. From here we accompany you and continue to work in favor of the most needy, we continue to move hearts and transform the lives of many Argentinean families”.
“The different delegations, volunteers and workers keep you very much in mind”, affirms ARCORES Spain. “Thank you very much for your great work in the service of the neediest people”, they emphasize.
ARCORES Brazil takes the opportunity of the 56th General Chapter to join the entire Augustinian Recollect family in a generous accompaniment of the Life and Mission of the Order. St. Augustine, in his work City of God (book X), motivated his listeners to improve their interior and pastoral life by quoting the Letter to the Hebrews 13:16: “Do not forget solidarity and mutual help, for God is pleased with these sacrifices.” “May God bless your challenges and hopes,” he pointed.