Aparecida 446c: Pastoral Proposals For Encountering Jesus

Ignatian spirituality prioritizes the encounter:

c) Propose the encounter with the living Jesus Christ and following Him in the Church to young people, in the light of God’s plan which assures them full realization of their dignity as human beings, leads them to shape their personality, and proposes to them a specific vocational option: the priesthood, religious life, or marriage. During the process of vocational accompaniment, young people shall be gradually introduced into personal prayer and lectio divina, receiving the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, spiritual direction and the apostolate.

What the bishops speak of here is part of the foundational vocation–baptism. If baptized persons on a large scale are formed in encounters that deepen the personal aspect of their faith life, they will find themselves far along on the path to other discernments.

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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