“Consecrated life: between the present and the future …”
By Simone Perras, SNJM
In a letter addressed to the members of consecrated life in the Saint-Jean-Longueuil Diocese, Bishop Lionel Gendron wrote: We will celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life within the context of the Year of the Jubilee of Mercy. We will gladly respond to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, who have invited us to their home in Longueuil.
On the occasion of this day of the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life, on February 2, Daniel Cadrin, O. P., the speaker, introduced a reflection on the theme of Consecrated Life: between the present and the future, a continuing journey. He provided some possible ways of assuring continuity and leaving footsteps for the future.
Here are a few of them: recognize our profound identity, our DNA, and focus on trust. Be witnesses of God’s goodness; be attentive to the needs; pursue the quest for God and community life; bring about a balance between tradition and newness.