Mission of the Congregation of Conceptionists Missionaries of Education founded by Santa Carmen Sallés y Barangueras in Burgos, Spain, with the mission of evangelizing through education.
Where do we carry out our mission?
In all Educational Centers a Educational-Pastoral Project at the beginning of each course. In the elaboration of this project, the general objective determined at the Organism level is based on, and the specific objectives and activities are elaborated, according to the priorities and needs of each center. At all times, the personal accompaniment of the students is promoted through tutorial action, as well as close and familiar treatment, based on the love, respect and appreciation of each of the students.
During the holidays they are offered different activities according to age: youth camps, work camps, youth easter Y language courses. In addition, missionary volunteering is carried out with teachers, former students and other young people. Various apostolic movements function in the centers. Has an important force the Missionary Conception Movement that offers a comprehensive Christian formation to children and young people, in order to help them in their faith process, following the pedagogy and spirituality of Carmen Sallés, while providing them with service activities. The training of monitors It is also a priority objective, offering them courses in order to deepen the spirituality of the Movement.
From the different Government Teams of the Congregation proper selection has been promoted and la Christian and pedagogical formation of the secular teachers and collaborating personnel, who today are the majority of the personnel in our Educational Centers. Likewise, it is intended that the shared mission between religious and lay people is a reality, for which time and training are dedicated to this important task. From the shared mission it is tried that the teachers are co-responsible in the evangelizing mission that the Lord has entrusted to us. Some, in addition to teaching religion class and other subjects, are monitors of the Conceptionist Missionary Movement, catechists who prepare for the reception of the sacraments of Christian initiation and some belong to the Lay Conceptionist Movement.
The apostolic mission of the centers also extends to the parents. We consider your involvement and collaboration essential. They are encouraged and helped in human and Christian formation through personal encounters, meetings, conferences, commissions, parents' schools, etc. so that they are evangelizing agents in the family and in society.
In all schools the Alumni Association. They are also offered different formative activities: assemblies, prayer and reflection groups, celebrations and festive meetings. In some centers, they collaborate with the parish in the preparation for the sacraments of communion and confirmation, in the preparation of the Sunday Eucharist and assignment of the school premises for the use of parish catechesis. At different times of the school year, they actively participate in the campaigns organized by the Church: Domund, Missionary Childhood, Manos Unidas, Christmas Campaign.
Within our apostolic works are the Residences. In them a mission of human and cultural formation and a specific pastoral is carried out. Among the residents the capacity for relationship is developed and it is about creating a climate of solidarity and fraternal coexistence; the performance is also maximized according to its own capacity, creating an environment of study, silence and responsible freedom. Training and cultural activities are also offered according to their level.
In Rome there is a residence for pilgrims that provides a comfortable and quiet, simple and familiar welcome to the people who come to it on their visit to this city. The apostolate of the religious is based on the good reception and witness of their religious life.