After three days of reflection, inspiration and dialogue on the future of mission, the Mission: One Heart Many Voices conference concluded on Friday. Source: Catholic Mission.
The final day of the event, hosted by Catholic Mission, encompassed the momentum of the conference, offering a space of discernment on the previous days, an opportunity for participants to discuss and reflect on the themes explored of truth-telling, reconciliation and synodality, engaging in constructive dialogue and fostering a sense of unity and shared purpose.
The day began with a broader discussion on “Why Mission? Why Synodality? Why Truth Telling? Why reconciliation?”, which reflected on the first two days of the conference and all that had emerged.
Next, participants shared their personal journeys of faith, discussed the effect of the conference on their understanding of the Church’s mission and pledged commitments to take action for mission.
“I’m delighted it’s proven to be a wonderful journey together in a spirit of mission as these leaders shared prophetically and profoundly their stories and truths working together to reimagine a better world,” said Catholic Mission deputy national director Peter Gates.
The conference concluded with a closing liturgy, incorporating elements of prayers, music, and reflection on the journey participants had undertaken over the past three days.
Catholic Mission national director Fr Brian Lucas addressed the attendees, expressing gratitude for their participation and encouraging them to continue living out the principles of truth-telling, reconciliation, and synodality in their daily lives.
One attendee commented, “The MOHMV conference has been a transformative experience. I leave here with a renewed sense of hope and purpose, ready to make a difference in my own community.”
MOHMV Engaging together, taking actions for Mission (Catholic Mission)