Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - On the occasion of the "Month of the Bible", which many Latin American countries traditionally celebrate in September, and which culminates on the 30th with the feast of St. Jerome, the first translator of the Holy Scriptures into Latin, several initiatives are being carried out, at the national, diocesan and parish levels, to spread knowledge and prayerful meditation on the Word of God, in many cases using the Internet.
In addition to the activities planned by the Church of Peru (see Fides, 31/8/2022), the Biblical-Catechetical Animation Commission of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) proposes the prayerful reading of the Book of Joshua, from which He chose the biblical motto "The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go" (Jn 1: 9). "The Book of Joshua is an authentic testimony that God fulfills the promise made to his people in Israel. From slavery to the possession of the Promised Land" explains the Basic Text of the Month of the Bible 2022. For this reason, a National Online Biblical Seminar was held from September 5 to 8, with the participation of several experts who studied the Book of Joshua.
The Department of Catechesis and Biblical Animation of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia has organized for every Wednesday of the month of September a cycle of conferences on various topics, which are presented by well-known specialists. The cycle began on September 7 and will continue on Wednesday, September 14, 21 and 28, always at 7:00 p.m. Among the topics that will be addressed: The path of fraternity and synodality, justice, celebration, hope. The conferences will be broadcast through the social networks of the Episcopal Conference.
"Forgiveness: challenge to the extreme" (Lk 17,3-4) is the theme of the "Cycle of prayerful readings" organized by the Department of Biblical and Pastoral Animation (DeNAPBi) of the Argentine Episcopal Conference, which began on Thursday 8 September and will continue weekly through the different digital platforms.
The National Commission for Biblical Animation of the Episcopal Conference of Chile scheduled an opening mass for the "Month of the Word" on September 2. On September 14, a round table is scheduled on "Active listening in a context of discernment", while on Wednesday 28 there will be a conversation on "The Word of God in the process of synodality and discernment". The three conferences will be broadcast on the Internet channels of the Episcopal Conference. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 9/9/2022)