I resolve to be a compassionate & committed religious priest
†who proclaims the Good News to all especially the poor
††††† & denounces all forms of evil: injustice, oppression,††
†††††††††††††††† exploitation, violence & the culture of death.
I will strive to be a man of prayer & contemplation, leading
††† the† Christian community in worship and celebration of
††† the† sacraments of Godís liberating presence and action.
I† will continually make an option for the poor, dedicating my
††† life in the struggle for justice, peace, and the integrity of
I will promote the growth of Basic Ecclesial Communities as a
†† new way of being Church and a means of transforming society.
I intend to be a grassroots theologian -- articulating a theology
†† that is contextual and inculturated, narrative and poetic.