“Each generation must re-create its faith, its vocation, and its mission…” (General Director, Father Adolfo Nicolas )
Consequently, we must look further and more deeply into the AP by not just adapting or renewing but re-create it.
Observe the decline in activity of African countries due to its ecclesiastical pattern.
Observe the increase activity of EYM in Africa.. A strong indicator for a huge future of AP .
We already heard of the spiritual itinerary (spiritual journey). What are digital means? What is a virtual community? What is your reason for being in a social network?
This digital model will inturn enable them make enquiries and ask questions. Those able to reach to parishes can join the ecclesiastical model@ Ecclessiastical model, questions on how to pass this trend to the younger ones in the EYM Model.The EYM model can target schools, seminalries
For instance in the just concluded international conference, Nigeria was represented.
Website, blogs, social network, media sharing sites (Youtube)
In Languages, we are referring to the language of the heart which is well understood in most modern cultures that allows us to express and mobilize our inner energy.
League isa group of people or countries who join together because they have the same interest . the League of Nations . The League of the Sacred Heart.Devotion means commitment, an affair or course to which one decides to give total loyalty with total dedication at whatever cost.
Re-Creating the Apostleship of Prayer:-The Global Ap Structure and Model
RE-CREATION OF THE APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER. Global AP Structures & Operational Models By: Bro. Anumba Joseph U.
Global Activity of the AP Unevenly active in 83 Countries Asia/Africa America Europe Oceania 16 25 28 14
Global Activity of the EYM Currently present in 52 Countries Asia/Africa America Europe Oceania 20 14 8 10
National Council Diocesan Directors Parish Groups Regular meetingsDIOCESAN AP STRUCTURE
Features of the Existing Diocesan AP Structure. • Typical of an Ecclesiastical Movement • Has a specific task of praying for the mission of the universal Church • Comprises groups of older, very traditional people who are focused on devotional practices • Carry out apostolic services (like visiting the sick) in the parishes • Usually not attractive to today’s new generation with exception to some African countries. • Likely hood to be looked upon like every other movement seeming to a rivalry.
Culture (Ignatian Spirituality & the Eucharist) Devotion Mission (Religious Commitment/ (Purpose Dedication through driven) prayer & Service) Sharing (Love & Relationship with others)A GLOBAL PRAYER NETWORK: A worldwide network of hearts
Features of the New Structure. • A true Global Prayer Network • Strengthening the communication links between countries, • Will be active in sharing news, publications, ideas and other resources, despite geographical, linguistic, and cultural diversity. • Aim to make ourselves known online as a prayer network that is in the service of the needs of the humanity in aspects that regard the Church’s mission
OPERATIONAL MODELS FOR THE AOP Direct Ecclesiastical Service . Digital Youth Action AssociationThe three models ideally should be present in all implementations ofthe AP, even though we may need to begin by only one or two of them.
Features of the Operational Models• Joins the global prayer network and live our spiritual itinerary by digital means. • specialized service• live our AP programs Local Church for children and in the virtual community in an Service Model youth individual way. • the AP is in the • Large gatherings,• Uses tools such as: service of the camp outs, and email, interactive dioceses and common websites and/or Christian celebrations are participation in social communities part of the networks. • Can be driven by the formative path. Itinerant Missions • EYM shares its Digital historical and Action Model spiritual roots with the AP. EYM
Strong Linkages of the Models • offers Children a training program inspired by the Digital Model Direct Eucharist and in friendship with Jesus. Ecclesiastical • suitable for providing continuity to the education of Service Model children from their first communion on. • Its training itinerary collects• knows no borders, we and adapts the spiritual program of the AP for youth. will be able to reach • EYM offers to its members, people in every especially the older ones the country of the world, • The training programs and including those where Youth Association what was proposed in the • Awaken or revive in digital action model of the AP the AP is not present Christians a deep and Model can be part of the what the today. personal relationship EYM offers to its members, especially the older ones. with Jesus Christ. • In the EYM , young people• The AP already has a learn the spiritual habits that, significant presence in • provide appropriate once mature, they can the “digital materials and training continue to live in the AP for the rest of their lives. continent”: we are not programs for the starting from scratch existing AP groups • Brings about spiritual• Proposing mutual renewal of members collaboration in of groups already in coordinated programs existence in parishes,
DIGITAL ACTION MODEL How do we improve on the To National Demonstrating CoordinationHow do we create the richness of to achieve a true global our prayer network worldwide cultural, natio among the 83 coordination of existing digital nal, and countries where the AP is found networks of religious today? prayer and diversity? spirituality?
How do we create a true global prayernetwork among the 83 countries where the AP is found Enhances today? in the Mission of the APHow do we improve onthe NationalCoordination toachieve worldwidecoordination of existingdigital networks ofprayer andspirituality?
THE YOUTH ASSOCIATION MODEL • 5 – 9 years (Friends FICHRI of Christ) • Primary school • 10 – 13 years (messengers of Christ): MECRI • Junior Secondary schools • 14 – 17 years WICHRI • Senior secondary schools • 17 – 25 (Soldiers of Christ) SOCHRI • Universities , Seminaries ?
Conditions for realizing the New structure. National & International coordination & Cooperation Infrastructure for AP National Office Competent Personnel/ Executives
The Call to re-create the AP• “Each generation must re-create its faith, its vocation, and its mission…” (General Director, Father Adolfo Nicolas )• Consequently, we must look further and more deeply into the AP by not just adapting or renewing but re-create it.• Be free and go beyond what we are familiar with, take the cultural changes more seriously and speak the new languages of today.(What are the new languages of today? What cultural changes areperculiar to our country and local church/dioceses)
CONCLUSION• The re-creation begins in each one of us with an attitude of inner freedom, love of neighbour, a readiness to “let oneself be re-created,” and be surprised by the Spirit.
• What are the pre-requisites to recreating? – Knowledge of object to be recreated You cant recreate what you don’t have an idea about.• Will there be hurdles / challenges in the process of recreating? – Yes.• What is needed to sumount the challenges? – Faith, Strength & Perseverance (through extra prayers, extra adoration, extra acts of reparation and extra acts of charity) in the process of the recreation.• Where does the strength and perseverance come from? - The author and finisher of our faith- God our Father through his son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ in unity with the Holy Spirit .(Heb 12:2) What is the easiest way to get this? With faith, live out the daily offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
AOP: The Recreation?What is the AOP/AP?It is a ‘League’ with devotion that offers prayers ofreparation, Eucharistic Adoration and consecration. (AOPPrayer book).The Apostleship of Prayer (AP) formation program is away of the heart that leads the Christian to identifywith the Heart of Jesus and to collaborate with him inthe mission of the Church by making God’s compassionpresent in the world. It is a mystical path called to givefruits of justice and service