Rome, Italy. The Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CIVCSVA), Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, sent a message to all consecrated men and women on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Vita Consecrata of St. John Paul II.
In his message, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, invites to continue being “witnesses of beauty” and thus awaken in others the attraction for what is beautiful and true, first of all, the face of God; namely:
“Consecrated men and women must reawaken in themselves, but above all in the men and women of our time, an attraction for what is beautiful and true.
Beautiful, then, not only courageous, and truthful, must be the witness and the word offered, because the face we proclaim is beautiful.
Beautiful must be what we do and how we do it.
Beautiful is the fraternity and the atmosphere that one breathes.
Beautiful is the temple and the liturgy, to which all are invited […].
It is beautiful to be together in his name, to work together, even if tiring at times”.
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