Vatican aide says future of religious life needs more prayer
The new Vatican instruction on religious life urges the renewal of the spiritual life of members or religious orders, according to Fr Eusebio Hernández, head of the office of the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Fr Hernandez was commending on the instruction, "Restarting from Christ", that was published on Friday.
"Everything is harmonically developed around this value," Fr Hernández wrote. "The questions and the aspirations that the consecrated people have felt in the different parts of the world, are highlighted, and they find pathways of possible answers."
He said the instruction "invites the consecrated men and women to raise their eyes from their difficulties, from their daily trials and tribulations to once again find the courage to trust only in God and to surrender themselves to his charity for a start of the new millennium distinguished by the hope in the strength of the Spirit and from the living presence of the charity of in the midst of men."
Consecrated life "truly needs courageous young people who, allowing themselves to be molded by the Father, with the strength of the Spirit will become Christ-formed people, offering to everyone a clear and joyous testimony of their specific acceptance of the mystery of Christ and of the peculiar spirituality of their Institute," Fr Hernández.
Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
18 Jun 2002