Shifting Sands and Solid Rock
Religious Life in a Changing World
Patricia Jordan FSM
Pope Francis writing a letter to all Consecrated People, ‘as a Brother who, like yourselves, is consecrated to God’, proclaimed the Year of Consecrated Life and outlined three main aims and five expectations for this special year.
In this book, these aims and expectations have been reflected upon and woven into the text with their graces, invitations and challenges. First, in looking to the past with gratitude, Sr Patricia draws our attention to the last fifty years in particular. With her emphasis on Jubilee, she emphasises gratitude and joy for the journey that had taken us to where we are now. In so doing, remembering and recounting our history ‘preserves our identity, for strengthening our unity as a family and our common sense of belonging’.The call ‘to live the present with passion’ is presented by the author as the greatest challenge because it is the perennial challenge of the Gospel.
Patricia Jordan is a Franciscan Sister Minoress. Graduating from Liverpool University, she has taught Religious Education and English at Secondary school level, and has both an MA (from the Franciscan Institute, St Bonaventure University) and a Ph D in Franciscan Studies.
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