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Cardinal Grech to monastic communities: Be custodians of ‘deep breath of prayer'

Cardinal Grech to monastic communities: Be custodians of ‘deep breath of prayer'
The General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops writes to monastic and contemplative communities, and urges them to be the custodians of the “deep breath of prayer” for the Church as she sets out on her synodal journey. Cardinal Mario Grech, the General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops, has addressed a letter to the men and women called to the monastic and contemplative life, as the Church begins its journey in a synodal process that opens in local Churches in October 2021 and concludes with the...

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Synodality: the fruit of prayer

Synodality: the fruit of prayer
News Release - Vatican City, 28 August 2021 See the Vaticannews highlight With little more than a month to go before the official opening (9-10 October 2021) of the synodal path (2021-2023), Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, launches a heartfelt appeal to "all brothers and sisters called to the monastic and contemplative life". In a letter sent to all monastic communities on the day the Church remembers St Augustine, Cardinal Mario Grech asks monks and...

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Sister Becquart: there is no synodality without spirituality

Sister Becquart: there is no synodality without spirituality
The Under-Secretary of the Synod of Bishops recalls the themes of the 1 July Day of Study and Reflection noting that as Pope Francis has stated, the synodal experience is a journey of listening to the Holy Spirit. Preparations for the Synod on Synodality to be held in Rome in October 2023 have already begun. The synodal journey will be inaugurated during a solemn ceremony in the Vatican, in the presence of the Pope on 9-10 October. However, the reflection on some essential aspects of the event...

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