I have the great privilege of being one of the three religious sisters attending the Synod as auditors.
One thing can be said as well as its opposite. I delight in this universality of the Church, as well as in the frankness of speech, but I am also stretched to keep alive my faith in the Holy Spirit's ability to make unity out of diversity
We realize that when we speak of "family", we are talking of our families, with their joys and problems, not of some perfect reality out there. We want to look at reality with the eyes of faith. We want to encourage families in their vocation and their mission.
I ask you to pray ardently for the Synod participants and for the Holy Father so that we can listen to the silent voice of the Spirit and let it blow where she wants.
More next week.