CONGREGATION FOR THE INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE AND SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
RETHINKING THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF GOODS: A SYMPOSIUM FOR BURSARS IN ROME
Vatican City, November 22, 2016
The Second International Symposium for Bursars General organized by the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life taking place in Rome from 25 till 27 November, 2016, has attracted about 1000 participants. The Symposium will be held at the Pontifical University Antonianum.
The theme of the Symposium is “In light of the charism rethinking the use and management of goods of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life” and it continues the reflection started in the previous meeting which was held in 2014. Following the First Symposium, the Dicastery for Consecrated Life published a booklet outlining the guidelines for the use and management of goods of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. One excerpt reads: «formation in economic matters according to one’s charism is of fundamental importance in order to make innovative and prophetic choices for the mission».
The three days will be dedicated to reflection, sharing and discussions; the aim is to provide an ever better response to the needs of a changing world and to pope Francis’ exhortation: « I would hope that structures can be streamlined, large religious houses repurposed for works which better respond to the present demands of evangelization and charity, and ministries adjusted to new needs» (Pope Francis, Apostolic Letter to all consecrated people on the occasion of the Year of Consecrated Life).
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