The laity share with consecrated persons the "same ideals, spirit and mission. The third part of the Letter gives Pope Francis' Horizons for this year of consecrated life. First, he wishes to speak to the laity a larger family, a charismatic family. The Year for Consecrated Life concerns the entire Church.
We are invited to experience this Year as a moment of thanksgiving to the Lord and grateful remembrance for all the gifts we continue to receive . . .
The Pope also addresses the Churches of other traditions . . .he encourages dialogue and asks thePastors "to show special concern for promoting the different charisms" and he entrusts this Year to Mary, "the Virgin of listening and contemplation, the first disciple of her beloved Son."
Lastly, the Pope joins us in gratitude for "the gifts of grace and light with which the Lord graciously wills to enrich us, and I accompany you with my Apostolic Blessing."
Having finished my summary of the Apostolic Letter for the Year of Consecrated Life, I am also happy to announce that after 40 days, the infection seems to have left me and I am no longer in isolation! Thank you for all the prayer!