The Saint Pope John Paul II described the Neocatechumenal Way as “an itinerary of catholic formation valid for our society and for our times”. He said: “In a secularised society like ours where religious indifference is spreading and where many live as though God does not exist, we are in need of a new discovery of the sacraments of Christian initiation especially that of Baptism. The Way is without doubt one of the providential responses to this urgent need.”
Deeply committed to the “New Evangelisation” all over the world called for by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, the Way also inspired the erection of the “Redemptoris Mater” seminaries, more than 100 so far, in locations as diverse as Rome, the Holy Land, Washington DC, Manila, Taiwan, Sydney and London, hundreds of “Families in Mission”, in many cities around the world, “Missio ad Gentes” and “Communitates in Missionem” sent out by Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis – see videos below.
In the Latin Catholic Church in Cyprus the Neocatechumenal Way has been present since 2001, with communities in three of our four parishes so far, in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca, living the Word of God, the Liturgy and the Community, the “tripod” on which Christian life is based. They meet together every week in the parish for the Liturgy of the Word and the Holy Eucharist. They also follow the passages of the Way through this itinerary of the Christian catechumenate which, since the beginning of the early Church, made saints and martyrs, experiencing in their life concretely, the victory of the Risen Jesus Christ over death.
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