Category Archives: 2007 Aparecida document

Aparecida 282-283: Providing Accompaniment

Accompaniment has emerged as one of the themes of Pope Francis’ ministry. But the theme described as “A formation that makes provision for accompanying the disciples” looks first to the hierarchy: 282. Each sector of the People of God asks … Continue reading

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Aparecida 281: Formation Within A Diocese

This section is titled, “A formation that is respectful of process.” Let’s look at discipleship formation on the diocesan level: 281. Reaching the stature of new life in Christ, identifying deeply with Him (Cf. Evangelii Nuntiandi 19) and his mission … Continue reading

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Aparecida 280: Four Dimensions of Formation

280. Formation encompasses diverse dimensions that must be integrated harmoniously throughout the formation process, namely the human and communal, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral missionary dimensions. Here, the Aparecida bishops outline how mentors address the practical aspect of treating human beings … Continue reading

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Aparecida 279: Continuing Formation

Let’s look at some general criteria for the formation of Christian disciples. The bishops describe their intent here as “Comprehensive, kerygmatic , and ongoing.” 279. The primary mission of formation is to help the members of the Church to always … Continue reading

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Aparecida 278, Part 5: Forming for Mission

The last of five aspects: e) Mission: As they get to know and love their Lord, disciples experience the need to share with others their joy at being sent, at going to the world to proclaim Jesus Christ, dead and … Continue reading

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Aparecida 278, Part 4: Life in Community

A good subtitle here might be: lone rangers need not apply. d) Communion: There can be no Christian life except in community: in families, parishes, communities of consecrated life, base communities, other small communities, and movements. Like the early Christians … Continue reading

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Aparecida 278, Part 3: Discipleship

At some point a progressing Christian takes action in her or his life as a result of that encounter with Jesus and knowing the grace of conversion. Most Catholic communities and their leaders are woefully equipped to work with people … Continue reading

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