The Vatican on Friday published a new Apostolic Constitution, Vultum Dei quaerere (Seeking the Face of God), On Women’s Contemplative Life.
I can’t help but wonder whether this new Apostolic Constitution has some relevance to us as Carmelite Seculars…who seek the face of God for the Church and the world.
I’m yet to read the document, but the themes outlined in this article certainly have significance for us, don’t you think?
- “Seeking the face of God”
- “Promotion of adequate formation”
- “Centrality of prayer and the Word of God”
- “Lectio Divina”
- “attentive listening”
- “the call to an interior life”
Here’s the Vatican Radio article to whet your appetite. The Church needs you!
Here’s a link to the full text of the Apostolic Constitution
Or download as a PDF document… Vultum Dei quaerere
While there’ll be much by way of legislative monastic matters that don’t concern us as Seculars, I think you’ll find value in the issues of common interest as outlined above.
The document was presented by Archbishop José Rodríguez Carballo, secretary of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life and ZENIT’s report may be viewed here: ZENIT Report