Italia: programa de formación permanente ‘Senderos’ en Manziana
Santos: Sixto III, Cástor y Esperanza
1999: Fundación de la comunidad de Esztergom (Hungría)
If in times gone by we used to seek out prophets to rouse us from lethargy, today we believe there is a need to look to diverse forms and expressions of community life, able to reveal new paths leading us to new expressions of our Marist charism.
The renewal of our Institute will only result from personal conversion tied in with the process of forming communities, wherein new styles of life and mission, new dynamics for creating relationships and new expressions of our Marist charism will come about from communion between lay people and brothers.
As the XXI General Chapter points out to us, one way to understand this new relationship is to live the Marist charism with others. We believe it is the Spirit who is inviting us to create new and different ways to live communion in the Church, thus leading religious and lay men and women to mutually enrich their lives. When all is said and done, these expressions of community life clearly demonstrate a new approach to living as Church.
After reading the text, please reflect on and discuss some of these statements: