The CBCK Biblical Committee (President: Rt. Rev. Abbot Simon Petro Ri Hyong-u, O.S.B.) held its 21st seminar at St. J. Hasang Education Center from August 16 to 18, 2012. It was meant to be an occasion for the agents of the biblical apostolate to renew their mission for the practice of the Word in everyday life.
In this seminar the Most Rev. Augustinus Kim Jong-soo (Auxiliary Bishop of Daejeon) and Rev. Paul Jeo Yeong-joon (Secretary of the CBCK Biblical Committee) gave lectures to 150 priests, religious and lay volunteers who participate in the biblical apostolate. After the lectures on the theme of the seminar, “The Bible and Spirituality”, in group discussions, presentations of their opinions and activities they shared their opinions on the future and the development of the biblical apostolate in the midst of these changing times. They also had time to socialize with one another.
The participants recognized with one accord the urgency of the concern on the level of parish for the promotion of the biblical apostolate. They put forth some propositions:
- preparation of programs to meet peculiar local needs
promotion of participation in the biblical apostolate with information exchange
improvement of the quality of the volunteers
promotion of solidarity with local churches in other countries