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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:12

Life in the community

As Dominican religious
we consider community life
as an indispensable feature of our missionary vocation.

It is precisely because ours is an individual mission 
it is nourished and proved in various ways in our life with sisters:
small communities inserted in the city areas
permit us to share more closely the life of people we are sent to
while house of prayer and formation 
offers us and those in need, a space and time of silence
for prayer and study;
when a missionary is sent to work in a place where she has to live alone,
she feels herself sustained by her community in view of the evangelical efficacy of her mission.

The increased human mobility and changes that mark the current multicultural societies
sometimes seem to render transitory or problematic the living together,
which is often threatened by individualism and conflicts between different identities
in our cities and families.
Therefore today, more than ever, the religious life proposes once again community life
as its specific contribution to social cohesion and to the building up of Church.
Since community life is not founded on elective affinities or on ties of blood,
but on the call of each one by God, in the following of Christ
and hence it is founded on Eucharist and Word of God,
and nourished by liturgical prayer and on sororal sharing.

The communion of goods
and communitarian dimension of the apostolic mandate
exercised by the individual person with the support and on behalf of community
the intergenerational solidarity and integration of cultural differences
actualize in our time too the ideal model of primitive Church
proposed in the Acts of the Apostles.
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