Dear Friends of FIAT,

Time passes … Summer time takes its final steps, and all of us are invited to take up the threads of what makes our lives important.

In response to repeated questions, in this Newsletter we would like to share with you some elements of the historical church lines of the FIAT apostolate.

It is true that since its foundation by Veronica O’Brien and Cardinal L.J. Suenens, the FIAT Association has always been animated by the great desire to work at the heart of the Church.

The few pages that follow, extracts from writings by Father Abbot Frederic Testaert of the Abbey of Postel (Belgium), take us to the “life in the Holy Spirit” and to the beginnings of what we call “the Charismatic Renewal”. They help us discover the current of grace that to this day has been with us, since 1984 the establishment of the FIAT apostolate.

May these words be a beautiful discovery of the gift of the Holy Spirit, this gift of love for the Church. And so also for every one of us in the service of proclaiming the Good News.

Good reading and warmest regards.

For the FIAT team

Cecile Matthys-Ryckaert