Sunday, July 2, 2017

Parable and Conscience Meditation July 2

Community  July 2

The Crosier as Canon Regular follows the canonical life based on the balance of the three pillars:  liturgy (communion with God), community life (communion with the confreres) and apostolate (communion with the people) (Profile of the Congolese Crosier).

The Spirit has inspired many different forms of consecrated life throughout the history of the Church.  Among other religious charisms, the classic forms are the monastics, the mendicants, the apostolic congregations and the Canons Regular like the Crosiers.  Each of these families has its own characteristics.  The distinctiveness of the style of Canons Regular is found in the balance between three commitments to communio, that is, communion with God through liturgical prayer, communion with the confreres through community life and communion with the people of the world through the apostolate.  These communions, in fact, are one, an indivisible “trinity”:  to be in communion with God is not authentic without at the same time being in communion with the confreres and with the people of the world.  To live in balance, then, means to maintain these three commitments in such a way that the practice of one does not diminish the practice of the others.  Communio remains whole.

You can´t separate the fingernail from the finger.  (Cameroun)

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