Saturday, March 31, 2007

A quick SOC for a busy Saturday

Now I fully realize that there is and cannot be a virtual SOC, as personal inteaction is the whole point and purpose of Don Gius' method . . . anyway, silly contradictions aside, Alex has posted the text of Fr. Carron's letter to members of CL over on his blog: Letter by Fr. Julián Carrón to Movement members after the Audience.

Here I will just take up Fr. Carron's third point of emphasis of the Holy Father's remarks on the mission of CL, which he begins by quoting Don Gius:

"'Go out into the whole world to bring the truth, the beauty and the peace that are met in the encounter with Christ the Redeemer.'… Today I invite you to continue on this path.” The Holy Father gave us a precious indication of method for carrying out this task: it will be possible only "with a deep, personalized faith, solidly rooted in the living Body of Christ, the Church which guarantees Jesus’ presence with us in this moment.” It is an invitation to continue the educative journey that may win for us such a deep, personalized faith, in “total fidelity and communion with the Successor of Peter and with the Pastors,” and enable us to be present in reality “with a spontaneity and a freedom that permit new and prophetic apostolic and missionary endeavors.” This is how we shall be able to collaborate with our charism, along with our Pastors, “to make present the Mystery and the salvific work of Christ in the world.'"

(The Holy Father's words are emboldened, which is my emphasis)

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