Summary of Friday's experiences

Jean Jacques Pérennès preached at morning mass and spoke of three qualities of St. Augustine that are important for us as preachers as well.  Chrys McVey, of happy memory, also embodied these qualities.

  1. Humanity.. a love of life. Chrys loved life, and that enthusiasm touches people and empowers preaching.
  2. Rooted in the love of Jesus. All our preaching needs to be rooted in love of God. As Augustine said about God, "I did not know you, but you knew me."
  3. Deep commitment to preach the Good News to those who are far from the Church. Remember “Preaching outside the camp.” Our challenge is to go out and meet people outside the camp.