VATICAN - Cardinal Filoni to the Poor Clares: the contribution of prayer for evangelization

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 local churches   filoni   missionary animation  

Lilongwe (Agenzia Fides) - "This Monastery is a guiding-light and a beacon of spirituality, a flowering of local vocations with the mission to provide prayerful support each day for the work of evangelization that takes place on the other side of these walls": this is what Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said during the Mass he celebrated yesterday morning, November 7, at the chapel of the Poor Clare’s monastery in Lilongwe.
The Cardinal thanked the Poor Clares for their "witness to consecrated life" as well as their "exemplary work and the continual prayers offered as a contribution to this local Church". Commenting on the readings of the day, he then emphasized the importance of the contemplative life for the mission of the Church, citing the Magisterium of Pope Francis, and urged them: "Do not forget: your common life together is meant to be a reflection of the love of the Holy Trinity ". After Mass, the Cardinal visited the center run by the Sisters of Mother Teresa, and, in the late morning, left for Lusaka, to continue his pastoral visit to Zambia. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 08/11/2016)