SOLT is currently piloting a program for parish enrichment, Becoming Missionary Disciples. Its aim is to be of service to parishes in assisting with formation in the New Evangelization.
Please continue to pray for us in this exciting new endeavor.
A Marian-Trinitarian Approach to Catechesis
The Role of Mary in the New Evangelization
Mary, the mother of God and Icon of the Church, is at the heart of the New Evangelization. The Word as Christ, her Son, was first revealed to her. She welcomed and nurtured His life within her. Because of her relationship to Jesus Christ as Mother, it is fitting and wonderful to realize that she is the Mother of the Church, as Christ is the Head of the Church, His own Body. In Mary, we “contemplate what the Church already is in her mystery on her own ‘pilgrimmage of faith,’ and what she will be in the homeland at the end of her journey. There, ‘in the glory of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity,’ ‘in the communion of all the saints,’ (LG 69) the Church is awaited by the one she venerates as Mother of her Lord and as her own mother” (CCC 972).
Formation and Catechesis Rooted in Church teaching
In cooperation with the Church teachings carefully considered, the scope of this program has a three-fold mission and a Marian focus.
-To reignite the flame of the baptismal calling in union with the Holy Trinity
-To promote communion with one another in the Church
-To echo the call of the Church to become missionary disciples
To strive to follow the example of Mary as the “highest realization” of the Gospel in her discipleship of Jesus living as the “beloved daughter of the Father” and “temple of the Holy Spirit”