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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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International meeting of consolata lay missionaries 9 16 january 2011 rome italy

International Meeting of Consolata Lay Missionaries9-16 January 2011; Rome, Italy

Liberia Region Presentation

By:

Mrs. K. Margaret Korkpor & M. Viola Massaquoi


Introduction to clm liberia

Introduction to CLM/LIBERIA

  • Number of Communities: Two (2)

    • Ganta

    • Monrovia

  • How many CLM: Eight (8)

  • Average age & general composition

    • Average age: mid forties (prime)

    • Composition: 7 women, 1 man

    • General health: strong, vibrant


Short history clm liberia

Short History- CLM/Liberia

  • 1963: Arrival of Consolata Sistersin Liberia

  • Feb 2, 998: Arrival of Consolata sisters in Ganta, Nimba County with Sr Josephine Nyawira as Parish Sister

  • Two Parishioners(M. V. Massaquoi & H. Kamara ) expressed interest in affiliating with the Consolata missionaries in pastoral work


Short history clm liberia cont d

Short History- CLM/Liberia cont’d

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


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Short History- CLM/Liberia cont’d

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


Clm liberia

CLM/Liberia

  • When the communities meet

    • Monthly, every 2nd Saturday : 2pm-5pm

  • Where the communities meet

    • Monrovia: St. Joseph Catholic Hospital Chapel

    • Ganta: Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish


Communication coordination among communities

Communication & Coordination among Communities

Yes, for general/joint activities

- special celebrations, etc

Other specific activities e.g. not coordinated


Who accompany communities

Who accompany communities

Missionary sisters accompany the CLM at most meeting

Thank You!!!


Consolata lay missionaries in liberia

Consolata Lay Missionaries in LIBERIA

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


Consolata lay missionaries in liberia1

Consolata Lay Missionaries in LIBERIA

Kind of activities CLM carry out in Liberia?

  • Youth ministry: seminars on lifestyle choices

  • Working with various church groups, e.g. CWO, CMO, Lectors, choir

  • Missionary animation: prison ministry, bible study with inter-denominational groups, catechism

    How many times CLM meets monthly? Once

    On 2nd Saturday from 2pm to 5pm


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Consolata Lay Missionaries in LIBERIA

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


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Consolata Lay Missionaries in LIBERIA

Kinds of formation

  • With MC formator using the curriculum or materials related to the liturgical seasons

  • Self-formation:

    • among CLM members in the form of Bible study

    • individually using the writings/teachings Bl. Joseph Allamano and the Con. Missionary Order

  • Other formators: With dicesan priests on selected topics


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