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Men of the Word

 

We are not made for ordinary pastoral work! It is true that in the course of history we took parishes which we wanted to make missionary, but the original project was "... to bring the Good News to the people who have not yet received it... and where the Church is already established, our commitment is to the groups it touches least." (Const. 5) The Church constantly needs renewal, revival, deepening. This was, and is still the task of the parochial missions which were true events, with home visits, times for meeting and prayer, in small groups, big celebrations at the church, processions in the street! The format has evolved and it seems that this style is definitely out. How, then, to help the modern world - post-modern and post-secular, -o discover the richness of the Christian faith? These are big questions. Our presence in a considerable number of Marian Shrines can be the beginning of an answer. In fact, we are in Lourdes - since 1985 - and also at Our Lady of Snows, in Belleville, Illinois, in the USA, in Koden, Poland, in Madhu, Sri Lanka, and in many other smaller shrines. Recently, we established a community in Loreto, Italy. Crowds flock to these places. They seek an experience, a conversion, and a light for their life. It is then we must "serve" them the good food of the Word, in the language of today, "so that they may have joy and that their joy be full," as Saint John said.

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