The first plenary session finished this morning. The day started with the celebration of Mass presided by Archbishop William Slattery OFM, archbishop of Pretoria on today's readings which all underlined "doing the will of God"
"The mother and brothers of Jesus arrived and, standing outside, sent in a message asking for him. A crowd was sitting round him at the time the message was passed to him, ‘Your mother and brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.’ He replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking round at those sitting in a circle about him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’" (Mk 3: 31 - 35)
Click below to listen to his homily:
After breakfast there was a short session to finalise the resolutions taken during these days.
I thought of sharing previous homilies of this plenary session. You might need earphones as the sound might be a bit low. It is the first time we do this...!
Bp Frank de Gouveia's homily
Bp Abel Gabuza's homily
Card. Wilfrid Napier OFM's homily