Organizational Communication by Patrizia Morgante
“We live in a complex world and our task is to manage communication. It is not just technology we need to have, but a culture of communication” said Mrs Patricia as she made us aware of the role of communicator in the congregation. She highlighted the need for learning the existing communicating style of the province and then have a strategic plan for the communication ministry. She emphasized the importance of having a communication team in order to bring together different ideas and views and give a holistic output. Digital world is one of the factors that can burn out individuals in religious life hence the communication coordinators have the responsibility to educate others on how to use media and social networking. She ended the session by opening the platform for queries, comments and views.
Global Sisters Report by Sr. Eden Panganiban SSpS
Narrating the power to connect, proclaim, empower, share, inspire and console Sr. Eden shared her experience in the “Light Moments” a Philippine radio program established in 2014 which airs in DZMM every Saturday night. Sr. Eden Joined the program in the month of September 2015. Talking about her experience she said that the ministry is rewarding as it reaches to the thousands. The reviews of the young, the old and the children do encourage her to bring in more resource from different field as it satisfies a larger group of listeners.
Sr. Eden also shared her experience in Global Sisters Report, which is a dynamic online community that reports on and gives voice to women religious around the world. Explaining their activities she encouraged us to get to know the platforms that encourage the women’s voice. The session ended with the open discussion where sisters shared their views and comments.
SVD communications and possible collaboration by Fr. Modeste Munimi SVD
“We lack deeper communion in our connections” said Fr. Modeste SVD as he explained about the presents modes of communications that are in constant use in the world. Focussing on the SVD Communications in the world he said that St Arnold our founder stands as a model as he used the media of his times to communicate the Word. He further explained the Arnold Janssen model of communication- Communication as the giving of self in love.
He also briefed us about the Communication ministry in SVD and its function in the provincial, zonal and generalate level. He also said that we need to be aware of Communication trends and improve storytelling/ short stories with images. He shared about the activities done online considering these trends and asked us for active collaboration in common sites in view of promoting our spirituality.
He stressed the point that communication at its most profound level in love and consequently a basic attitude for every SVD. Calling us to open up our minds and hearts to a broader view of communication he said we need to have a clear identity as men/ women communication coordinators who know the importance of being and doing.