Today we met in different groups from yesterday which we will stay in for the remainder of the Assembly. The focus was on the apostolic Initiatives which regions promoted through videos (have you seen ours?!) and posters. This day’s spiritual exercises moved us gradually into discernment mode as we were asked to apply our 5 senses to the data.
Something good we observe is the leadership of women in this Assembly: most of those who appear on the stage or issue guidance or help us in all sorts of ways are women. But it was a man who made the flower arrangments (egalite!).
The organisation of this Assembly, as you can imagine, is massive but it has clearly been planned down to the last detail. An app has been created with all the information on it, including where our groups meet and the questions we have to ponder. We can even whatsapp each member like ‘chat’ on zoom.
The quality of the music for mass and prayer has been excellent. There have been a couple of setbacks, though, for some people here – vegetarians are not catered for … and Anna’s mobile has resisted being connected to anything!