Pope Francis, aware of the situation of the Amazon, welcomes the proposal of the Latin American Bishops for the convocation of a Synod of the Amazon. The idea is to address the issue from the point of view of the Church and also the inhabitants of the Amazon. It will also deal with a reality marked by indiscriminate exploitation of nature and the displacement of local populations.
If every age has its own paradoxes, seventeenth century France in which we had our beginnings was certainly no exception. On the one hand, it was an age of hierarchy and order, a period dominated by classical harmony and external propriety.
Our Vocation is a call from God, heard, discerned and responded to in faith and in love. The call to religious life is a call to be a prophet. Religious are meant to be the wake up call for the church.