After three years of diligent preparation, which included input from the faithful in every diocese across the globe, the Sixteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, commonly referred to as the Synod on Synodality, is open in Rome, October 4-29, 2023.
Two Sisters of Mercy are attending: Sister Angela Perez, RSM, from Guam, and Sister Elizabeth Davis, RSM, from Newfoundland. They are among the 54 women participants in the synod, marking the first time that women will be allowed to vote in a Synod of Bishops.
People throughout the world are invited to unite in prayer with the participants during the synod. You can find the USCCB’s Prayer for the Synod on Synodality here.