Franciscan Youth Statement
They came. They came from 13 different states. They were born in 6 different countries, and shared 4 different cultures. They came together for a brief 6 days. They came to change the face of Franciscan Youth in the
, to change the SFO and to change themselves. The only thing unchangeable was the knowledge of the power and mercy of God, ever present in their lives, and the lives around them!
“We are Franciscan Youth. We are the Church. We stand together in faith and want to take an active role in the Church by: our passion, our patience, our joy, our vitality and our gifts and talents of teaching, helping others and finding new solutions of peace.
We strive to have our voices heard by building relationships to open the Church to the world. We accept the responsibility to continue building the relationships through dialogue, and we fully commit, with our brothers and sisters, to unite through respect and reconciliation by living the Gospel through the footsteps of St. Francis.
We have learned from the past, we are active and seen in the present and we will be the future. Brothers and sisters we invite you.”
Pax et bonum
Paz y bien
Pace e Buono
Peace and Good
Franciscan Youth Congress Statement
July 7, 2007