Transmission de la foi entre les générations : Le rôle des grands-parents.
10:00 - 11:00 Table ronde 2 : Transmission de la foi entre les générations : Le rôle des grands-parents.
(Salle 3) – AN. 🎧 ES, IT
Animateur : Anna May McHugh, Directrice générale du Championnat national de labour en Irlande.
▪ Catherine Wiley, de l’association des grands-parents catholiques
▪ Sarah et Declan O’Brien du Mouvement de Focolare en Irlande
▪ Caterina et Angelo Russo de l’équipe pastorale du Diocèse de Naples en Italie
"Bien des fois, ce sont les grands-parents qui assurent la transmission des grandes valeurs à leurs petits-enfants, et « beaucoup peuvent constater que c’est précisément à leurs grands-parents qu’ils doivent leur initiation à la vie chrétienne” (AL 192). Cette table ronde traite de la relation fructueuse que les grands-parents ont avec leurs petits-enfants dans la transmission de la foi.
Anna May McHugh, Directrice générale du Championnat national de labour en Irlande.
Anna May McHugh, Managing Director of the Irish National Ploughing Championships, lives in Ballylynan, Co Laois. Married to John (RIP) she has one son, one daughter and 4 grandchildren. In 1952 she became secretary to the founder of the National Ploughing Association, and was appointed Secretary in 1956 and Managing Director in 1973. The Ploughing Championships is now the biggest agricultural event in Europe (In 2017, 291,500 attendees, 1,700 trade exhibitors and 350) competitors. She is a Board Member of the World Ploughing Organisation, Chairperson of the Diocesan Finance Committee, and a Director and Chairman of KFM Radio, she served on the board of Teagasc for 5 years, Laois Enterprise Board for 15 years and is involved in a number of community organisations. She has received many awards, including Laois Person of the Year, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 and Veuve Cliquot Business Woman of the Year.
Catherine Wiley, de l’association des grands-parents catholiques
Catherine Wiley, Founder of the Catholic Grandparents Association, was born in County Mayo, Ireland. She holds degrees in psychology and counselling from Westminster University. With her husband of fifty years, Stewart, Catherine pioneered and operated American-style summer camps in England and English language schools linked with the curriculum for forty years. She is the proud mother of four children and Grandmother of ten amazing Grandchildren. Catherine has been instrumental in a great deal of humanitarian work in Romania, Cambodia and India. She has enabled the building of facilities and churches in several countries. She is passionate about passing on her faith to the next generations and wishing to help other Grandparents in their desire to pass on their faith, Catherine founded and established the Catholic Grandparents Association (CGA), a Private Association of the Lay Faithful, in 2002.
Sarah et Declan O’Brien du Mouvement de Focolare en Irlande
Focolare New Families is made up of families who try to put into practice the words of the Gospel, particularly those concerning love of neighbour and mutual love. Jesus' words 'For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them' (Matt 18:20) are at the core of family life. This ecclesial and ecumenical movement seeks to revitalise the innate love in every family with the love which is a pure gift from God, to keep His flame of love alight in their homes and try to bring the values God gave the family, generously and unceasingly into society.
Caterina et Angelo Russo de l’équipe pastorale du Diocèse de Naples en Italie
The "Family and Life" Office of the Archdiocese of Naples
Angelo and Caterina Russo have been, since 2014, together with a priest, the couple in charge of the Family Pastoral Care of the Archdiocese of Naples (Italy), called the "Family and Life" Office. The Office takes care of prayer initiatives, formation and service to the territory, inspired by the Magisterium of Pope Francis and to the suggestions expressed by the Archbishop of Naples, Cardinal Sepe, in the annual Pastoral Letters which have been published regularly over the years and based on the Corporal Works of Mercy. The Office is made up of various permanent teams that deal with formation, territorial pastoral care, pastoral care for couples of young married couples and support for couples who are separated and/or divorced.