“The Archbishop who leads the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation hailed a vocations festival in Birmingham last weekend as a ‘beautiful experience’.
‘PUTTING JESUS CHRIST AT THE CENTRE OF OUR DAYS’
Archbishop Rino Fisichella said: ‘Invocation is a very beautiful experience for the New Evangelisation. It is an experience of prayer, it is an experience of friendship, it is an experience which encourages us to put Jesus Christ at the centre of our days. There is a lot of people thinking and searching in the same way so I think this is a moment of grace.’
‘A MOMENT OF GRACE’
The Invocation festival took place last weekend at Oscott seminary and attracted more than 400 people hoping to discern their vocation.
The New Evangelisation is a term introduced by Saint John Paul II. The late pope often used the term in his encyclicals and writings when outlining how the Church should combat the challenges of secular culture.
COMBATTING THE CHALLENGES OF SECULAR CULTURE
Archbishop Fisichella said: ‘New Evangelisation means, essentially, to find a new language method, enthusiasm’. He said it was aimed at countries with a Christian heritage but that had a crisis of faith.”
– This article was published in “The Catholic Herald” issue July 11 2014. For subscriptions please visit http://www.catholicherald.co.uk (external link).