Giving Voice E-Newsletter – October 2011

I was listening again to the 2009 Religious Formation Conference presentation by Luisa Saffiotti, "Lifelong Formation for Living in Right Relationship." I find myself nourished and challenged by her words each time I listen. Her question that stood out for me this time was, "Can we be conscious of the impact of our choices for future generations?" As I reflect on the ways that Giving Voice helps to open spaces for intergenerational dialogue and for peer conversations among our youngest generations in religious life, it seems important that in each of these spaces we keep Luisa's question before us. How do my choices in ministry, community, and prayer impact future generations in religious life? Where can we invite those conversations? Here are some ways Giving Voice is trying to engage these important conversations: