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 - II° letter

Rome , December 12 th , 2007


Dear Fr. Provincial/Regional

       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 th to the 23 rd 2008, as it was already communicated in previous letters (September 29 th ,2006, May 1 st , 2007) and during the Major Superiors meeting held in Rome in October 2007.

       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 your assistance to guarantee representation of your province/region 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/region that qualify.

       The date for the meeting is getting closer and, due to the organization and specific preparation, we would like to ask you to send the names of the participants as soon as possible 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

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

       We ask you also to help us to complete the details of Educational Institutions according to the enclosed list, making necessary corrections or adding information.

       We thank you for your valuable assistance and prayer and we wish that God who became a little child and accepted being educated by Mary and Joseph may sustain you in your precious service.

Merry Christmas

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