The Claretian presence in Korea began thirty years ago with the support of a group of laymen. This collaboration has continued and today there are lay groups at several locations: they are our benefactors.
With them, in three different places, a program of study is being delivered about 24 biblical characters, in monthly meetings, with three meetings being devoted to each character. It is a means of helping them to understand the Bible better and to apply it to their lives.
Moreover, the Claretians of Korea have a retreat house in Nampyeong where retreats and other meetings focused on the Word of God are organised. Some Claretians also give talks in various locations.
This desire to make known the Word and live it in the community has led the Claretians of Korea to far off and needy places in marginalised environments. As an example, the Wontong Mission, on the border between South and North Korea, was founded in 2001. This mission works apostolically in four areas, one of which is “living and sharing the Word of God.” The laity also takes part in this missionary task.
Moreover, the “con-soul” program launched earlier this year is another way to raise awareness and help to live the Word of God.
Sharing the Word of God and through these activities, the Claretians of Korea, with their benefactors and collaborators are achieving that “the Word became flesh” especially amongst the neediest.