22 August 2018
World Meeting of Families

Archbishop Rodríguez Plaza (Toledo), “The group Santa Teresa is committed to helping to live the vocation to love”

“To help each person to live fully their vocation to love.” This is how, the Archbishop of Toledo, Msgr. Braulio Rodríguez Plaza, described the mission of the group Santa Teresa in the diocese, today, at the Dublin World Meeting of Families. The group’s services, presented by the prelate, include help with the formation of young people in the emotional and sexual sphere, the appropriate preparation of those who will receive the sacrament of marriage, and pastoral care of families, but also attention to those who are encountering difficulties or whose life project of marriage has failed. “The initiative is intended mainly for the priests and the families who, in the different parishes of our archdiocese, endeavor to seek ways to live the Gospel of the family in depth.” The group’s characteristic, indicated the Archbishop, is for each family to responsibly carry out, “with the accompaniment of a priest, the task entrusted to it.” This is a project that creates cohesion between family units. “Another key is the experience of ecclesial communion because, in the various projects, many families from the different local vicariates and from many parishes work side by side,” explained the Archbishop. Finally, the prelate invited his listeners “not to forget the importance of pastoral creativity, in following the indications of Pope Francis, who calls us to be an outgoing Church.” “Through many projects, the delegation of the family and of life tries to meet those who have not yet found the joy of the Gospel.”