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William M. Slattery C.M.


In this excerpt of a 1968 circular, Superior General William Slattery explores the Second Vatican Council’s principles for renewal of the Church in general and in community life. By following Christ in every aspect of our lives, we inspire others to do so, causing renewal of Christian life in the world. The Congregation’s charism particularly obliges us to undertake works that respond to the modern needs of the Church and the world. We must also focus on personal spiritual renewal, on which all other renewal depends.