Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  • Reconciling With All Of Creation (Day 8)

    The hymn to Christ in the epistle to the Colossians invites us to sing the praise of God’s salvation, which encompasses the entire universe. Through the crucified and risen Christ, a path of reconciliation has been opened up; creation too is
    destined for a future of life and peace.
  • Growing In Unity (Day 7)

    On the eve of his death, Jesus prayed for the unity of those the Father gave him: “that they may all be one ... so that the world may believe”. Joined to him, as a branch is to the vine, we share the same sap that circulates among us and vitalizes us.
  • Welcoming Others (Day 6)

    When we let ourselves be transformed by Christ, his love in us grows and bears fruit. Welcoming the other is a concrete way of sharing the love that is within us.
    Throughout his life, Jesus welcomed those he met. He listened to them and let himself be touched by them without being afraid of their suffering.
  • Letting Oneself Be Transformed By The Word (Day 5)

    The Word of God is very close to us. It is a blessing and a promise of happiness. If we open our hearts, God speaks to us and patiently transforms that which is dying in us. He removes that which prevents the growth of real life, just as the vine grower prunes the vine.
  • Praying Together (Day 4)

    God thirsts for relationship with us. He searches for us as he searched for Adam, calling to him in the garden: “Where are you?” (Gen 3:9)
  • Forming One Body (Day 3)

    On the eve of his death, Jesus knelt to wash the feet of his disciples. He knew the difficulty of living together and the importance of forgiveness and mutual service. “Unless I wash you,” he said to Peter, “you have no share with me.”
  • Maturing Internally (Day 2)

    The encounter with Jesus gives rise to the desire to stay with him and to abide in him: a time in which fruit matures.
  • Called by God (Day 1)

    The start of the journey is an encounter between a human being and God, between the created and the Creator, between time and eternity.