SEDOS Seminar April 30-May 4, 2018
In his letter announcing the Synod on Youth to be held in Rome in October 2018, Pope Francis wrote, “A better world can be built also as a result of your efforts, your desire to change and your generosity. Do not be afraid to listen to the Spirit who proposes bold choices; do not delay when your conscience asks you to take risks in following the Master. The Church also wishes to listen to your voice, your sensitivities and your faith; even your doubts and your criticism. Make your voice heard, let it resonate in communities and let it be heard by your shepherds of souls.”
In keeping with the upcoming Synod, the theme of the annual SEDOS Seminar was Youth and Mission. Both Rosella and Marie were in attendance. There were many highlights from the seminar but of particular interest to us as Missionary Franciscan Sisters was Bro. Paul Bednarczyck’s presentation on Vocational Discernment. Following the Pope Francis’ exhortation to the youth to make bold choices, Bro. Paul also exhorted each person at the seminar to boldly witness to the joy and commitment they/we have as religious. He encouraged participants to “live our vocation with joy.”
We will continue to keep you updated with news and information about the upcoming Synod on Youth!