Becoming New Wine

Core Value Number One: The Gospel and the Spirituality of the Blood of Christ call us, individually and as a congregation, to witness a life of conversion and renewal.

Ongoing conversion leads to a deeper understanding, appreciation, and living out of the gift of our missionary vocation. Through nurturing a deep habit of prayer and lifelong formation in our charism we become authentic agents of renewal.

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.