Becoming New Wine

Becoming New Wine

A discussion of the core values that will help us as we become the new American Province.


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

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Becoming New Wine

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Embrace and enflame us

in your heart of fire.

Soften our hardness—transform us.

Give us the courage to accept

into our open hearts

the grace of your vision for us.

Bring life to our dryness—drench us.

May our lives be chalices of compassion

that satisfies those that thirst for justice.

Send us to proclaim a time of blessing

and welcome to those that are far off.

You who are over and within us,

who heals and sustains us,

anoint us to discover together

the passionate commitments and leaders

that will create the Congregation of the future.

Come, Holy Spirit, Come!

Make us new wine for the Church and the world!

+ Amen.