To dream together, to pray together and to work together

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Letter to all consecrated men and women of Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

“Pray, reflect, discuss and share your experiences, insights and desires. Do it with the freedom of those who place their trust in God and are thus able to overcome timidity, a sense of inferiority or worse still, reproaches and complaints”. This is the invitation of Cardinal Braz de Aviz to all consecrated women and men of the world through a letter written to the International and National Union and Conferences, to the Monastic Federations, to the various bodies of communion and to all the bishops of the world.

“Be open to the challenge offered by the three significant words of the them oft he Synod of Bishops on the Synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission. Let it be done in all simplicity, moved by the Holy Spirit, avoiding arrogance, without presumption but always having a sense of co-responsibility”.

And he concludes: “To ensure that the synodal church is not a mirage, but rather a dream to be realized, it is necessary to dream together, to pray together, and to work together”.

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