Fr. Jack and Ric Cadenas were quite lifted up in Spirit as they returned from the worldwide Congress in Rome for new movements and ecclesial communities. They gathered at one of the pontifical colleges for talks, panel discussions and meals with leaders of 100 new communities from all over the world. The 3rd Worldwide Congress was organized by Cardinal Rylko and the staff at the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The focus was on discerning how to implement Pope Francis’ Apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium. Highlights included meeting the founders and directors of many communities, an audience with Pope Francis, and a casual dinner on the last night with Dr. Phillip Milligan one of the officials from the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
You can find more pictures of the conference and a copy of Pope Francis’s message at the congress here.