Provincial Spiritual Development Communique #4 – Agnes Geiger April 10, 2017
Spiritual Growth of Members -
I encourage the CWL members to meet with your provincial government candidates to ask for their views and to promote access to hospice palliative care.
Study of Catholic Teachings -
Role of Women in the Church -
On May 13 is the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organization (WUCWO) Day. In these times, marked by social and economical difficulties, wars and divisions on the international field, it is our duty to face the realities and overcome the temptation to run away or be indifferent. We need to catch and offer reasons of hope and solidarity. From the Vatican Council II to Pope Francis, the Magisterium encourages us to read the reality we are in and, according to the “see, judge, act” method, we are called to give a coherent witness of our faith and to console the suffering. “All of us need consolation because no one is spared suffering, pain and misunderstanding. How much pain can be caused by a spiteful remark born of envy, jealousy or anger! What great suffering is caused by the experience of betrayal, violence and abandonment!... “Comfort, comfort my people” (Is 40:1) is the heartfelt plea that the prophet continues to make today, so that a word of hope may come to all those who experience suffering and pain. Let us never allow ourselves to be robbed of the hope born of faith in the Risen Lord” (ibidem 13). The WUCWO Website
Ecumenism and Interfaith Endeavours -
Lay Ministries -
Evangelization and Mission Assistance -
Deceased Members – I have completed the lists of deceased members for the Dioceses for 2016 – 109 members deceased with a total number of 3,078 years of service.
This Easter, with our hearts lit by the unquenchable fire of God's love, we are asked to entrust ourselves to Christ's care as we hope in the divine power that "dispels wickedness, washes faults away, restores innocence to the fallen, and joy to mourners, drives out hatred, fosters concord, and brings down the mighty." (Roman Missal, Longer Form of the Easter Proclamation) “May the joy of the Resurrection be with you now and always” Happy Easter!