“When Jesus resurrected appeared to the disciples in the Cenacle, His first uttered word was ‘Shalom’ (…) On that day, is the day that the Lord made us, Jesus gave his disciples access to the Way of Peace” (Letter to the Community).
The Way of Peace is the itinerary for the formation of all the prayer group members of the Shalom Work. By presenting content, and the use of specific resources, it aims to direct them, from the very first encounter with Jesus to maturity in faith, through holiness and radical witness of the Gospel.
The Way of Peace is born with the founding experience of the Shalom Catholic Community, it’s inspiration and first steps. From the first activities accomplished by the Community, always marked by audacity and creativity to announce Jesus, the people had an intense experience with the love of God, generated reconciliation and a changed life. It was the grace, “a fountain of divine blessings, a highly visible source of His Love (…) of security in the ways of the Lord” manifesting and creating new people ((Written in The Heart of the Work).
This experience deepened and gave movement to the newborn work: the contact with Jesus Christ derived a profound conversion, ardour and joy in proclaiming Him, leading the evangelised person to become witness to the one who by enduring the cross grants peace and pardon to every person and to all humanity.
Along the years, this movement gained a face, phases and content, therefore defining the Way of Peace.
Spiritual Dimension: represents the entirety of experiencing a prayer group, keeping in mind that the contemplation of the Shalom Charisma is not restricted to specific moments of prayer. It refers to the relationship with God built through the resources offered by the Church and by the Charisma, such as; personal and communal prayer, bible study, zeal for the sacraments, love for the Eucharist and for the Virgin Mary, worship, penitence, living the liturgical seasons, fraternity and apostolic exercises.
Biblical Dimension: The fundamental and righteous journey in accordance with the Word of God.
Human Dimension: intensifies fraternal experiences, the feeling of belonging to the Shalom Work, and experiencing the Gospel by sharing in a group, and the accompaniments given by the prayer group coordinator.
Doctrinal Dimension: the privilege of knowing the Doctrine of the Church, its meaning and deepening in daily life and prayer.
Missionary Dimension: highlights the elements which awaken and stimulates a commitment to the Work and the missionary calling.