Palavra Viva community for Tasmania

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Palavra Viva community for Tasmania
Archbishop Julian visited the Palavra Viva community in Brazil earlier this month.

Consecrated women from the Palavra Viva community in Brazil will arrive in Tasmania on December 2, 2017, at the invitation of Archbishop Julian.

The Palavra Viva (‘Living Word’) community’s charism is focused on announcing the love of God and renewing people’s relationships with the Church and parishes. The consecrated women will take on a mission of evangelisation in parishes, at the university, and among young people in Tasmania.

The Palavra Viva community began 20 years ago when its young founder had a deep experience of the love of God at a youth retreat and wanted to announce his experience to others. The community started with just 11 people and now has more than 200 consecrated lay members, and dozens of houses dedicated to evangelisation throughout Brazil and Europe.

“They see their mission as trying to reach people and invigorate their faith so they are able to participate more fully in the sacramental life of the Church,” Archbishop Julian said during a visit to Tasmania by Palavra Viva members in 2015.

His Grace has lectured at the community’s school of evangelisation on numerous occasions since 1995. The establishment of a Palavra Viva community house in Tasmania will be the first in the Oceania region.