Dear English Speaking FEBIC LAC representatives, ABP diocesan coordinators and Passionate and committed followers of Jesus and His Word
In his message at the end of the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invited every community to devote one Sunday each year entirely to the Word of God.
In paragraph 7 of the Apostolic Letter ‘Misericordia et Misera’ of Pope Francis says:
It would be beneficial if every Christian community, on one Sunday of the liturgical year, could renew its efforts to make the Sacred Scriptures better known and more widely diffused. It would be a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people. Creative initiatives can help make this an opportunity for the faithful to become living vessels for the transmission of God’s word. Initiatives of this sort would certainly include the practice of lectio divina, so that the prayerful reading of the sacred text will help support and strengthen the spiritual life. Such a reading, centred on themes relating to mercy, will enable a personal experience of the great fruitfulness of the biblical text – read in the light of the Church’s spiritual tradition – and thus give rise to concrete gestures and works of charity
The Catholic Biblical Federation (FEBIC) is undertaking the survey on the link (above and below) to help assess how much the invitation that Pope Francis issued is already being put into practice in order to provide input and ideas from all and to all, to promote its diffusion and to improve its implementation in our Latin American and Caribbean Church.
We invite you to click on the link and answer the very short (6 minute) survey the results of which will be summarised and shared with all to stimulate and help us implement this wonderful suggestion of Pope Francis across the AEC which has made the Encounter and Love of the Word of God one of its priorities for the whole period 2013-2020.
We would be very grateful to you for providing the requested information based on the data and experience of the Institution you represent; And that you also circulate the link to other institutions and groups that are involved in the topic .
On Monday 6 March, we will start tabulating the data obtained, we thank you for sharing this message with your other contacts involved in ABP
in the Joy of the Gospel
Coordinator for the Caribbean Zone