Contemplating Christ's crucified and glorious face and witnessing to his love in the world, consecrated persons joyfully accept the Holy Father John Paul II's pressing invitation at the beginning of the third millennium "to cast out into the deep: Duc in altum!" These words, echoed throughout the whole Church, have enlivened a powerful new hope, reawakened the desire for a more intense evangelical life, and broken open the horizons of dialogue and mission.
Starting Afresh from Christ, Introduction.