Declaration from the UISG President on the participation of the UISG in the First Session of the Synod on Synodality
Declaration from the UISG President, Sr. Mary Barron, OLA, on the participation of the UISG in the First Session of the Synod on Synodality
Rome, September 28, 2023
We respond with joy to Pope Francis' call to participate in the Synod of Bishops and to commit ourselves to the ecclesial journey of the Synod on Communion, Participation and Mission.
We are convinced that religious life, with its experience of community life and discernment, can help the Church achieve this synodal conversion.
Our consecrated life in all its forms already illustrates this synodal Church, where men and women of different generations and vocations joyfully collaborate in listening to each other and seeking God's will, to build together a Church that God awaits in this third millennium. We too, as the consecrated religious of our day, have much to learn from others within the Church, so we too continue the path of conversion, improving and developing synodality within consecrated life and beyond.
We are invited to feel part of this Synod, to share our experiences and to dream together so that the Synodal Church becomes a reality. We take part in this adventure with confidence, remaining humble and co-responsible!
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