Becoming New Wine


In September 2019, members of the XXI General Assembly and invited lay associates to discern the call of the Congregation to become new wine for our Church and world.

Three elements of new wine are important to us. New wine is new, active, and intoxicating.

Our Congregation is called to become new wine today. We are called to respond to the Cry of the Blood with a new vitality and passion.

Finally, we are called to share this new wine so that the world can experience the joyful intoxication of our Precious Blood Spirituality, a spirituality which declares that God’s love knows no bounds.

The core values that we will reflect and discuss over the next several months were written in the hopes of transforming and inspiring our community to become new wine.

No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins. And no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’

– Lk 5: 37-39