he Upcoming Irish Synod: Naming the Elephant - RELIGIOUS LIFE
“I want the Synod to consider whether in fact religious life is not absolutely crucial in dealing with this highly mobile and demographic flexible society in which we now have to minister and function.”
Join Fr. Brendan Kilcoyne for episode 45 of ‘The Brendan Option’ where he discusses the importance of the religious life within modern society and suggests it as a topic of discussion at the upcoming Irish Synod.
“The Synod has to look at the fecundity of that tradition which is constitutive to the Church.”
“I think the monastic life is going to be crucial because we’re going to need loads of prayer and the religious are going to be crucial because they’re so mobile.”
“We need to be tackling these core things; Is the parish not inflexible for what we need? Is the religious life not perfectly atuned… is it not the fact that God has already put a superb, highly adaptable instrument into our hands?”