The nature of the Neocatechumenal Way is defined by His Holiness John Paul II when he writes:

I recognize the Neocatechumenal Way as an itinerary of Catholic Formation, valid for our society and for our times.

Living and promoting this reawakening is what you call a form of “renew baptism” which will be able to awaken in today’s Christian communities those effects of maturity and deepening that, in the primitive Church, were realized by the period of preparation for baptism.” (Paul VI to the Neocatechumenal Communities, General Audience, 8 May 1974, in Notitiae 96-96, 1974, 230).


Jim Winders