Last day MW“ONE MISSION, DIVERSE MINISTRIES, ONE APOSTOLIC BODY”

Mary Ward

Cor 12:4-7 “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service (prayer/offering, presence, domestic work, formal and informal education, social work, parish work, hospital and prison chaplaincy, health, spiritual, theological, counselling/accompaniment, community ministries, formation, leadership, administration and so on) but the same Lord; there are different works, but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

Reflection:

We have been blessed with a diversity of gifts and ministries within our religious families. With these gifts and ministries we are companions of Jesus, women at the heart of the church. Our mission is a participation in the sending of Christ to the world and the comprehensive mission of the Church. Its purpose is the realization of the Kingdom of God in the whole of human society, not only in the life to come but also in this life. This Mission is a single but complex reality, which is expressed in a variety of ways. (Cf. CJ. Const CN 7.1 & 2)