Wednesday, October 24, 2018

World Mission Day 2018

"Welcome with renewed availability and joy the call to be Missionary Disciples for a new world." 
(Convocation to the General Chapter)

The recent General Chapter called all Cluny Sisters to live more authentically our charism as missionary disciples for a new world. Now, on World Mission Sunday, Pope Francis addresses "all Christians who live out in the Church the adventure of their life as children of God" but especially young people, to ’bring the Gospel to all.’
In the Pope’s message for World Mission Sunday one can hear the echo of our Cluny Missionary Priorities, those being:
  • Credible witnesses, rejoice in the Lord
  • Missionary disciples, Let us go forth
  • Going forward together
An echo of ’Credible witnesses, rejoice in the Lord’
Pope Francis speaks of life itself being a mission, generating an interior force of love. That love both attracts us and sends us. ... "Many men and women, and many young people, have generously sacrificed themselves, even at times to martyrdom, out of love for the Gospel and Service to their brothers and sisters. From the cross of Jesus we learn the divine logic of self-sacrifice (cf. 1 Cor 1:17-25) as a proclamation of the Gospel for the life of the world (cf. Jn 3:16). To be set afire by the love of Christ is to be consumed by that fire, to grow in understanding by its light and to be warmed by its love (cf. 2 Cor 5:14). At the school of the saints, who open us to the vast horizons of God, I invite you never to stop wondering: “What would Christ do if he were in my place?”
Follow the link to the Cluny Congregational website for the full story with photos and a video (look for Sister Luke waving on the right!)

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