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The coordinator's council of Faith and Light meets in Poland from 5 to 10 July !

24 june 2016

I am delighted to be welcoming the delegates of the Faith and Light provinces to Konstancin for the Coordinators' Council meeting! I remember the first time I participated in an international meeting, in July 1994 (twenty-two years ago...): it was in Warsaw.

I am delighted to be welcoming the delegates of the Faith and Light provinces to Konstancin for the Coordinators' Council meeting! I remember the first time I participated in an international meeting, in July 1994 (twenty-two years ago...): it was in Warsaw. It was there that I discovered the international dimension of Faith and Light and I was deeply affected by it. It was an extraordinary event that I always remember with emotion. I hope that they will be able to live an experience like mine - I wish them this from the bottom of my heart!

Five years ago, at the first Coordinators' Council, we had launched the pilgrimage for the fortieth anniversary of Faith and Light. This year, for our second Council, we will be launching another type of pilgrimage, an internal pilgrimage that will lead us, not to navel-gaze, but to make our movement and its foundations stronger and more solid. Forty-five years after the launch of Faith and Light in Lourdes, what have we become? To what are we called today? How are we going to respond to this call?

All the communities have been sharing on these questions since last year and we will be able to send back to them the image of what we look like today. We will set off to announce our joyful news with renewed energy! Each of us will return to our provinces to invite communities to remain attentive to the cry of the poor, to the cry of those who are waiting for us, to go and join them and help them discover perfect joy!
However, the Coordinators' Council is not just a work of discernment... We will be spending four days hand in hand to give life, share and seek God's will together, support one another as we have formation, reflect, deepen and create... What a wonderful programme! I am certain that the Holy Spirit will be there to help and support us!

Ghislain du Chéné
International Coordinator

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