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EUROPE FORMATORS? MEETING IN VIENNA

even formators from the EUROPE Zone met together in Sankt Gabriel, Vienna (OES), from 18 to 22 March, 2007. The Zonal Coordinator, George FERNANDES, and the Generalate Secretary for Formation and Education, Thomas MALIPURATHU, were also full-time participants. The OES Provincial Superior, Franz PILZ, was present for a number of sessions. The formators presented a report on the formation situation in their respective communities. The major part of the time was spent in discussing issues of common interest arising from the reports and from the input provided by the Generalate Secretary for Formation and Education. The question of maintaining formation communities where there are no locally born formandi was reflected on from various angles. The Area Coordinator for Formation, Martin UEFFING (GEN) was the chief organizer of the meeting.