ONLINE (from Rome)

11 – 15 October 2021

TIME MONDAY, 11/10/2021 Opening Session
15:00 – 15:15 Opening Prayer (in different languages)
15:15 – 15:30 Opening Address:Fr. Tesfaye T. Gebresilasie, MCCJ, SEDOS President (EN)
The Mission of SEDOS
(Superior General of the Comboni Missionaries)
15:30 – 16:00 Introduction and Orientation
Fr. Peter Baekelmans, CICM, Director of SEDOS (EN)
New Trends in Mission
(Guest Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
16:00 – 16:30 INAUGURAL ADDRESS:
H. Em. Luis Antonio CARDINAL TAGLE
Propaganda Fide, Rome (EN)
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee / Tea Break (video)
17:00 – 18:00 Opening Keynote Speech:
Fr. Paul Béré, SJ (EN)
A Call to Hear the Crying Existential Peripheries
(Professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome)
TIME TUESDAY, 12/10/2021 Evangelization and Mission
10:00 – 11:00
New Trends in Mission (each talk 20 minutes)

1. Sr. Marie-Hélène Robert, OLA (FR)
Eucumenism and the Search for Unity
(Professor at the Catholic University of Lyons, France)
2. Fr. Tim Norton, SVD (EN)
Culture and the Experience of God
(Member of the SVD Retreat House Ad Gentes, at Nemi, Rome)
3. Sr. Monique Tabareh, RGS (SP)
Connectedness and Friendship
(Sister of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd)

11:00 – 12:00 Discussion in language groups
14:00 – 14:15 Prayer in Italian / Orientation — Moderator: Fr. Bryan Lobo, SJ (EN)
14:15 – 15:00 Evolution in the Last Fifty Years Fr. Jose Palakeel, MST (EN)
Refining our Comprehension of Mission
(Dean of Studies at Ruhalaya College of Theology, Ujjain, India)
15:00– 15:45 Biblical Foundations Sr. Rekha Chennattu, RA (EN)
Biblical Trends in Mission for Our Times
(Mother General of the Religious of the Assumption)
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee / Tea Break (video)
16:15 – 17:00 Mission Theological Evolutions Fr. Stephen Bevans, SVD (EN)
A Theology of Mission
(Professor at the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago, USA)
17:00 – 17:45 The Role of Missionary Religious Institutes Fr. Aloysius Pieris, SJ (EN)
(to be confirmed)
To be “Frontier Missionaries” (apostoloi)
(Director of the Tulana Research Center for Encounter and Dialogue, Sri Lanka)
17:45 – 18.00 Question and Answer Session
Closing Remarks
TIME THURSDAY, 14/10/2021 Ways in doing Mission
10:00 – 11:00
1. Fr. Lazar T. Stanislaus, SVD (EN)
Growing as a Missionary Parish
(General Mission Secretary of SVD, Rome)
2. Mr. Oliver Aquilina, SDC (EN)
The Laity, More Than a Lending Hand
(Works in the SDC missions in Kenya)
3. Br. Nestor Anaya, FSC (SP)
Believing in Young People
(General Councillor of De Lasalle Brothers)
11:00 – 12:00 Discussion in language groups
14:00 – 14:15 Prayer in French / Orientation — Moderator: Fr. Jose Palakeel, MST (EN)
14:15 – 15:00 The When of Mission Br. Alfred Maravilla, SDB (EN)
Rediscovering Initial Proclamation
(Salesian General Councillor for Missions, Rome)
15:00 – 15:45 The Where of Mission Fr. Anthony Akinwale, OP (EN)
Fifty Years of Ad Gentes in Africa
(Vice-Chancellor Dominican University Ibadan, Nigeria)
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee / Tea Break (video)
16:15 – 17:30
Panel on Justice, Peace,andWholeness of Creation
– Sr. Vijili Dali, DMI (EN)
Mission with Migrants
(Africa Mission Director of DMI Sisters)
– Sr. Marvi Delrivo, Sr. Licia Mazzia, SFP (IT)
“The Poor you will always have with you” (Mt 26:11)
(First Councillor of Franciscan Sisters of the Poor)
– Sr. Anne Béatrice Faye, CIC (FR)
The New Face of Evangelization in Africa
(Professeur at Al Mowafaqa in Rabat, Maroc)
– Sr. Mary Barron, OLA (EN)
Her Story of Mission
(General Superior of the Srs of Our Lady of the Apostles)
– Fr. James Kroeger, MM (EN)
Peace Promotion as Integral Part of Evangelization
(Professor at Loyola School of Theology, the Philippines)
17:30 – 18:00 Question and Answer Session
Closing Remarks
TIME FRIDAY, 15/10/2021 Closing Session
10:00 – 12:00 Discussion in language groups
15:00 – 15:15 Prayer in English / Moderator: Fr. Peter Baekelmans, CICM
15:15 – 16:00 Closing Keynote Speech: INTEGRITY OF CREATION
Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF (EN)
Our Work is Loving the World
(Connelly Chair in Theology, Villanova University, USA)
16:00 – 16:45 Closing Remarks:
Sr. Marie-Hélène Robert, OLA (FR)
The Emerging Future
(Professor at the Catholic University of Lyons, France)
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee / Tea Break (video)
(based on the results of the Symposium)
17:30 – 17:45 Message from His Holiness Pope Francis
(to be confirmed)
17:45 – 18:00 Sr. Mary Barron, OLA, SEDOS Vice-President (EN)
(Superior General of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Apostles)

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