In October, let us unite in prayer for the Synod

Throughout October, we answer Pope Francis’ call to pray for the Synod of Bishops, whose XVI Ordinary General Assembly commences in Rome on 4 October. Together, let’s reflect on the theme that permeates this significant event across the global Church: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission.”

As we journey in prayer, let’s offer our spiritual support to the approximately 360 participants, a notable addition being a group of 70 lay men and women.

Why not make it a daily practice to recite this prayer?

Holy and Triune God, we thank you for calling us to be Your Church,
and for showing her newer and more relevant ways of being the Sign and Sacrament of God.

As the synodal journey which began two years ago, finds its culmination in the Synodal Event
in October 2023, we pray for a more intense experience of Your Spirit for all the faithful.

We thank you for blessing the synodal preparatory work
in communities, institutions and by individuals.

May the significant event of the Synod open new doors for the Church
in her self-understanding and mission.

May the Synod remain open to grace,
and approach all things with humility and courage.

Dispose it to hear “what the Spirit is saying to the Church“ (Rev 3:22)
and where the Spirit is blowing it to action.


[From the website]

Synodal-U Community

The Society of Jesus joins people from different corners of the world who want to walk together in their synodal formation.

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