The Annual Consortium Ecumenical Orientation was yesterday. It is one of our most memorable events.
Roughly 115 student participated in the late afternoon prayer service at Catholic University. They then proceeded to 11 neighboring religious communities for dinner and discussion.
Many students stopped me as they prepared to head home–they mentioned how hospitable everyone was. Several noted that they had shared about their spiritual journeys that had brought them to prepare for ministry. There was a depth to their conversation.
Ecumenism flourishes when we can share our heartfelt concerns with others.
The Holy Spirit often speaks to us through others.
This yearly event reminds me of the power of personal relationships–in the Spirit as we say.