NEW YORK — On the eve of the 11th anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, a new book traces the history of Solidarity with South Sudan, noting that the collaborative 14-year-old ministry formed and run by female and male religious has been a model in humanitarian efforts across congregational lines.
Sr. Patricia Murray writes in the introduction for “Collaborative Mission in South Sudan: Towards a New Paradigm” that those involved with Solidarity have made a “communal journey” that shows “how to be a synodal Church, journeying together towards new horizons.”
Murray, executive secretary of the International Union of Superiors General and a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as the Loreto Sisters, was Solidarity’s first executive director.
She writes that Solidarity has been an early example of Pope Francis’ call for a synodal process “to walk together, listening to the Holy Spirit and to each [church] member, since all the baptized have an instinctive ability to discern the new ways that the Lord is revealing to the Church.”
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