Prophets of Joy
"As FMA we feel the joy of following Jesus in order, together with young people,
prophetic sign on the horizon of a renewed missionary identity"(CG23,69).
We need to be prophets of joy in our communities and among the people, to grasp the real needs and provide warmth and hope in the “existential peripheries”.
This is the strong appeal not to stop in narrow-minded lamentations or those pathways that do not
render justice to human beings, in ...
September – October 2015
Messengers on a Journey
Setting out on our journey as proclaimers is, first of all, a grace, a call, a call that shakes us up, and makes our heart restless, founded on the trust of the Author of this call. It is the announcement of a home, of welcoming the Word that dwells in us, as we travel the journey together with all those who God gives us throughout life.
By proclaiming Gratuity in a gratuitous way, we recognize the beauty of consecration, in the humble obedience ...
July – August 2015
Proclaimers on the Way
Many windows were opened by the Chapter perspective to"Broaden our Vision"!
We want to welcome this invitation driven by the strong desire to embrace new and surprising horizons. To reach this goal, however, we must set out on the journey. The exodus asks to be ready to seek the vision, to refine our listening, because the Author of this invitation continues to call us.
Broadening our vision means trying to be open to the ...
May – June 2015
Embracing the Way of Peace
How are we to live as the disciples of the Risen Jesus in a world with very contrasting realities? Let us allow our footsteps to meet those of Jesus in hospitality, mercy, and peace.
Hospitality means entering into the deepest human condition, open to the other person, just as they are, learning to be hospitable; being guests of Jesus and extending hospitality to Jesus in the other person. It is entering into the mystique of the Visitation; visiting and ...
March – April 2015
The Green Thread of Encounter
The horizon that opens with “Broaden your vision. Missionaries of hope and joy with the young people”, is, in itself, the bearer of an invitation to an encounter.
The encounter touches the sacred land of the other person and opens to the sensitivity that results in listening and reciprocity. The encounter interests the person, and therefore, is sought within and moves our steps towards each other, towards the acceptance of a different way of ...
January – February 2015
Personal and community
journeys this year will be guided by the
Chapter event, defined as an
experience of the Holy Spirit and
ongoing education. To each FMA
community it entrusted concrete choices
and action steps for the future. The title
of the Chapter Document Broaden the
Vision-Missionaries of Hope and Joy
with the Young is a call and commitment
to bring to reality the lived experience
characterized by a strong missionary