“Letter from the International Leading Couple to all team members in the world”
Letter to Couples responsible for Zones / Super-Regions / Regions / Sectors
And to all team members in the world
Dear team member friends throughout the world.
The big International Gathering of Brasilia is now very close. It will be a great celebration of friendship, fraternity, internationality. But it will also, we are sure, be an intense experience of sharing and growing in faith: we will all be gathered together in the name of the Lord and we will reflect together on the theme of the Gathering, “Daring to Live the Gospel” to go home “invigorated”: invigorated in life and faith.
Daring to Live the Gospel must not remain solely the title of this XIth Gathering, but should become a powerful symbol in our minds and hearts to guide us to a total conversion to God. Our times require courageous witnesses of faith and true missionaries of the Good News: we have to accept this challenge to change the world for the better with joy and enthusiasm!
There are about 120,000 team members in the 70 countries where the Movement is present: of these only about 8,000 will be present to experience the Gathering in person, but those who go, also carry with them all the members of their own team and their own country and on returning will bear gifts of grace for all those members.
Those who remain home should not feel left out of this experience: everyone should feel they are involved, by praying together with their fellow members who are in Brasilia and by following on the website and in every way possible, the happenings at the Gathering.
The success of this XIth Gathering is entrusted to all team members in the world, and we now ask all team members in the world to recite every day the prayer to the Holy Spirit to illuminate and to be present at this event.
This prayer recited in every part of the world will be the voice that, with full harmony, will reach heaven, certainly collected by Father Caffarel who will be a great guardian angel for us and give us, once again, the chance to “seek together” the way of faith on the pathways of history.
The pre- Brasilia Study topics are now available. They have been written by the International Leading Team so that we can all prepare for the Brazil 2012 Gathering whether or not we ourselves are attending. Each chapter has the same structure; Listen and Reflect, See, Evaluate, Act, Share