Saturday 30 January 2016

REJOICE! KEEP WATCH! CONTEMPLATE!

For those who are not aware of this: The CIVCSA (the Vatican department dealing with consecrated life) has brought out three "circular letters" - booklets, really - the first entitled REJOICE!, the second called KEEP WATCH!, the third CONTEMPLATE. 

Opening up fresh perspectives on consecrated life. The third letter, for example, is dedicated to BEAUTY: its subtitle is "To consecrated men and women on the trail of Beauty." And tomorrow evening, as part of the ongoing Congress for Consecrated men and women, there is a "Via pulchritudinis," which is a guided tour through the Sistine Chapel: "contemplation of humanity redeemed in Christ."

The first letter, REJOICE! (Rallegratevi, in Italian), explains why Archbishop Carballo, secretary of the CIVCSA, dedicated his homily during the opening vigil to the beatitudes - not only the ones found in the two versions of the Sermon on the Mount, but also the others scattered through the gospels: "Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it," for example. 

The second letter - it is SCRUTATE in Italian, which I suppose is ESCRUTAR in Spanish. I was not able to buy the English text, but I've found the text on the net: KEEP WATCH! with the subtitle "To consecrated men and women journeying in the footsteps of God." "Ai consacrati e alle consacrate in cammino sui segni di Dio."

So joy, vigilance, beauty as fresh paths for opening up the gift that is consecrated life. 

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