BLOG: Synods
Since the beginning of this synodal process in 2021, “spiritual conversations” also known as “conversations in the Spirit” have emerged as the way of proceeding on the path of synodality. more
The Instrumentum laboris places the theme of Co-responsibility in the mission at the centre of  discernment (B.2). It refers to the exchange between the churches regarding communion (IL  35) and mission (IL 22, 41). more
Communion: the wedding feast of the Lamb
Prof. Anna Rowlands
October 13, 2023
The first thing to say about communion is that it is the reality of God’s own life, the being of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In this sense, it is the most real thing there is: the ground of reality and source of the being of the Church. more
What can we expect from this current Synodal Process? Like in any process of authentic discernment that tries to hear God’s will, the short answer is that we don’t really know. more
The Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4.7 – 30)
Fr. Timothy Radcliff, OP
October 10, 2023
Today we begin to reflect on B.1 of the Instrumentum Laboris, ‘A Communion that radiates.’ The theme that emerged most frequently in our sessions last week was formation. So how can we all be formed for communion that overflows into mission? In John Chapter 4, we hear of the encounter of Jesus with the woman more
The IL describes the Synod as a liturgical assembly in part to minimize the sense that it’s “a parliamentary structure with its dynamics of majority building” (#48). more