Category Archives: Christus Vivit

Christus Vivit 299: A Wish

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. One last paragraph titled, “And to conclude… a wish.” 299. Dear young people, my joyful hope is to see you keep running the race before you, … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 297-298: Time, With No Easy Agendas

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine wraps up with final thoughts on “Listening and accompaniment.” After one of Pope Francis’ sayings, we get some important advice from his second predecessor: … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 295-296: Discernment And Freedom

Once we have mastered listening, discernment, and the watchfulness for a companion’s motivations, then we are ready for battle, as Pope Francis puts it: 295. In this way, discernment becomes a genuine means of spiritual combat, helping us to follow … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 294: Perceiving What Drives A Person

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine continues with the theme of listening and accompaniment. Can we discern another person’s motivations? It can be difficult. 294. The third kind of sensitivity … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 293: Discernment With Others

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine continues on the theme of listening and accompaniment. Discernment with another, at root, is about asking, “What is going on here?” and being prepared … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 292: Listening And Accompaniment

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine continues: Listening and accompaniment 292. The first kind of sensitivity is directed to the individual. It is a matter of listening to someone who … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 291: Three Kinds of Sensitivity

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine looks at “Listening and accompaniment,” with a special eye to three kinds of sensitivity in those who work with others. Let’s read: 291. There … Continue reading

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