International Meeting of Consolata Lay Missionaries 9-16 January 2011; Rome, Italy. Liberia Region Presentation By: Mrs. K. Margaret Korkpor & M. Viola Massaquoi. Introduction to CLM/LIBERIA. Number of Communities: Two (2) Ganta Monrovia How many CLM: Eight (8)
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Liberia Region Presentation
Mrs. K. Margaret Korkpor & M. Viola Massaquoi
4. 2002:Formation of Lay missionary started with one person
5. Formation disrupted by civil war in 2003 but restarted in 2004 and has continued since.
6. Rev. Sr. IgnasiaMbatta took over the formation; other Catholics expressed interest and were accepted; by 2006 there were 8 CLM undergoing formation
7. May 2010: Elected a leadership of four – Chairperson, Formator, Secretary, Treasurer
8. Aug 2010: Developed the regulations/constitution to guide the life and operation of the CLM in Liberia
Yes, for general/joint activities
- special celebrations, etc
Other specific activities e.g. not coordinated
Missionary sisters accompany the CLM at most meeting
Importance of missionary activities in life CLM communities
Various groups within the community look forward to CLM leadership in various activities, e.g. catechism, counseling, youth animation, prayer groups, etc
For CLM members, activities have strengthened personal prayer and family life, developed a support- base (moral, spiritual, social, etc) for members
Kind of activities CLM carry out in Liberia?
How many times CLM meets monthly? Once
On 2nd Saturday from 2pm to 5pm
Kinds of Meetings
Prayer: gospel sharing/bible study at every meeting
Retreats: at least once a year and centered around the liturgical season
Formation: based on set curriculum – History of Consolata Shrine, role of laity in the church (Vat. II), etc
Kinds of formation