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The 16 Documents of Vatican II


Reflection 329  Based on the 1965 Vatican II document: 
Decree on Religious Life
- Article 19

(Comments welcome here)


These articles encourages struggling/dying institutes/monasteries
to unite and merge

I've often thought that "merging mode" is not the best answer when numbers decline a monastery, institute, parish or whatever

A better mode: enlarge your vision to include lay people

Don't close down. Open up!

The rapid growth and lively spirit of groups that embrace the concept of priests, religious and laity forming one a testimony to what can be done

Jesus, please help Religious congregations to "open up"!