The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, in which the Pope resumes discussion from the last Synod dedicated to the South American region of the Amazon, has been published. It begins with “four great dreams that the Amazon region inspires in me”.
“Let us pray for the grace to experience ourselves in need of mercy, interiorly poor.” Pope Francis’ homily during mass at the conclusion of the Synod on the Amazon.
Venezuela, on the slopes of Mount Roraima, Theodore and his Catholic people hadn’t seen a priest for a long time. The story of a casual encounter and the beginning of a friendship.
In Chiapas, a village of Native American farmers, several hours by jeep from "civilization". People, from the mountains, gather to welcome a priest who comes to celebrate Holy Week.
Guillermina lives in Ocotlán de Morelos, Mexico. She is a craftswoman with ten children. "Clay is earth, water, fire and air, but without me it's nothing. When I have a mass of clay, I pray and do not use moulds.” This is what her work teaches her.
“We have come to contemplate the peoples”, said Francis, at the opening of the Synod. In a series of articles, Julián de la Morena, missionary in Latin America, recounts his encounters with indigenous Christians. Simple people, but of great human stature.
Why is the life of indigenous peoples at the center of the Church’s attention? The interview with the Bishop of Parintins who, before participating in the October synod dedicated to the Amazon, will be at the Cultural Centre in Milan on 24th September.
The bishop of Parintins tells us about the Our Lady of Graces Education Center’s Youth Vacation. The students were invited to take several days to learn about Pope Francis’ Laudato si’ in preparation for the upcoming Synod of Bishops.