By Donna Orsuto, director of The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas
“Let us not flee from the resurrection of Jesus, let us never give up, come what will. May nothing inspire more than his life, which impels us onwards!”, Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 3
Easter is particularly special this year for us at The Lay Centre because both Orthodox and Catholics celebrate on the same day. As we are enfolded into the resurrection of Jesus through our prayer and liturgy this year, may we also grow in deeper unity, together, “inspired by his life, which impels us onward”.
As you will also see from our newsletter (click here), The Lay Centre has had many opportunities to open its doors to friends. A particular joy this Spring was the possibility to welcome Avner Ecker and Shulamit Miller, former residents of The Lay Centre, who organized an archaeological trip to Rome for students of the Institute of Archaeology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Bonds of friendship forged over the years bear fruit in building bridges of dialogue into the future.