An open Heart to Educate – Un Corazón abierto para Educar – Un Coeur ouvert pour Instruir – Un Cuore aperto per Educare – Um Coração aberto para Educar

Letter to Superiors - I° Letter

Rome , May 1, 2007


Dear Fr. Provincial,

Please accept a cordial greeting from each member of the Preparatory Commission of the Second International Meeting of Dehonian Educators which will take place in Salamanca (Spain) from July 14 to the 23, 2008.

In accord with what was promised in our letter, dated September 29, 2006 – after a meeting in Handrup – we enclose detailed information covering the practical preparations for our gathering. We count on your help to spread the word and encourage participation at our meeting.

The meeting in 2008 at Salamanca will have as its goal a reflection on the social justice aspects inherent in our educational apostolate. We have in place a Dehonian Educational Plan (PED –cf. Studia Dehoniana n. 45) since our 2001 Salamanca meeting. The third part of this plan shall serve as the specific theme for our meeting: Adveniat Regnum Tuum: to Educate with an Open Heart . In our enclosures, we are sending additional details about topics to be treated, speakers, schedule and calendar of events, etc.

This meeting is aimed at lay persons and religious engaged in the world of education, e.g., educational ministry, professors, chaplains in university settings, and other educational enterprises in your province. We are looking for the assistance of the provincial superior to guarantee representation of the province by at least one person, even if there are no educational works. The commission has placed a limit of six participants per province (lay or religious). We ask you to make sure this material is directed to persons or institutions of your province that qualify.

For additional information, you can consult the web page: in which we shall insert pertinent materials from time to time.

Enrollment should be made by the end of December, 2007, using the enrollment form we enclose and by sending it to the email address: , or by mail to the following address:

Fr. Manuel Briñon, SCJ
Colégio Fray Luis de Léon
Evaristo San Miguel, 10
28008 Madrid , Spain

Let us learn the best lessons about education from the Heart of Jesus. And may Mary the teacher of the Master inspire our preparations. We thank you for your valuable assistance and prayer.

Adveniat Regnum Tuum


Fr. Claudio Dalla Zuanna, General Councilor
(for the commission)

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