Salubong a Synodal Journey with Jesus

Feb 27, 2023 | Story by: ICSI, SLB, CLCP | Lent, Lenten Journey, ICSI, SLB, CLCP, Salubong, Synodal Journey with Jesus

For those who may find it helpful, Christian Life Community in the Philippines (CLCP) collaborated with the John J. Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues (JJCICSI) and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) to develop Lenten reflection guides.

You can access there here:

A bit about the guides:
The call to become a synodal Church by "enlarging the space of your tent" (Isaiah 54:2) through seeking deeper communion and inclusivity remains a vision and task for all Catholic faithful. The Catholic Church in the Philippines describes the Filipino faithful's synodal experience as "salubungan," or a welcoming encounter of hearts and minds. This is a challenging encounter because to achieve synodality, all people must be given attention and be involved in the life and journey of the Church.
π‘Ίπ’‚π’π’–π’ƒπ’π’π’ˆ: 𝑨 π‘Ίπ’šπ’π’π’…π’‚π’ π‘±π’π’–π’“π’π’†π’š π’˜π’Šπ’•π’‰ 𝑱𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒔 and π‘Ίπ’‚π’π’–π’ƒπ’π’π’ˆ: π‘°π’”π’‚π’π’ˆ π‘Ίπ’Šπ’π’π’…π’‚π’ 𝒏𝒂 π‘·π’‚π’ˆπ’π’‚π’π’‚π’Œπ’ƒπ’‚π’š π‘²π’‚π’”π’‚π’Žπ’‚ π’”π’Š 𝑯𝒆𝒔𝒖𝒔 are Lenten and Easter Sunday prayer and reflection guides that aim to help us reflect on the meaning and demands of becoming a synodal Church as we journey with Christ this Lent. The guides provide reflection points about the attitudes and decisions we must pursue to encounter people, especially those marginalized or set aside in the Church and society. We hope and pray that through these guides, we will be a more loving and inclusive Church as we journey together with Christ into the fullness of life.

If you use the guides, we would welcome feedback on them: