Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
in the name of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ and on behalf of the Executive of the
Catholic Fraternity, I invite you to our 15th International Conference that will take
place in Assisi – Saint Mary of the Angels (28th April –1st May 2012) on the theme
“United in Christ for a New Evangelization”.
The Catholic Fraternity is glad to be able to welcome the representatives of the
New Communities coming from around the world and arisen in the vast spiritual current
of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
The Conference will also be a great occasion to deepen the spiritual bonds with
the Holy Father Benedict XVI, being the Catholic Fraternity a Private Association of the
Faithful of Pontifical Right and to reflect, in the light of the Pontifical Magistery, upon our
ecclesial mission in the perspective of the New Evangelization.
The 2012 Conference will be preceded by the 4th International Meeting of
the Bishops interested in the New Communities of the Charismatic Renewal (28th April
– 1st May 2012), who accompany the ecclesial path of our Communities; the theme will be
“Ecumenism and New Evangelization”. The aim of the Bishops’ Meeting will be to reflect
upon the ecumenical implications in the mission of the New Communities and share the
experiences in action.
The Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships
is a Pontifical Association of Christ’s Faithful
The Most Excellent Prelates are invited to participate also in the 15th
International Conference that will be held on successive days.
The above-mentioned meetings will also be an excellent opportunity to prepare
ourselves spiritually to the 13th Ordinary Assembly of Bishops on the theme of the “New
Evangelization for the transmission of the Christian Faith” (7th – 28th October 2012) and
to the Year of the Faith (11th October 2012 – 24th November 2013), two important events
called by the Holy Father Benedict XVI.
The Pontifical Council for the Laity has already granted its Patronage to these
May this initiative in Assisi in 2012 give a strong impulse to the work of
Evangelization of our Communities in communion with the Mission of the Universal