Sr. Lucy Nderi, a Kenyan Salesian Sister who works with young people in her country, says the current Synod is a moment for the universal Church to discern its mission and vocation with young people. According to Sr. Lucy, “It’s not just about helping young people to discern. The Church is also trying to discern its vocation in our contemporary world.”

As reported by Vatican news, Sr. Lucy Nderi remarked that “As a Salesian Sister, it is even more significant for me to be here and discern together with the Church on how to journey, transmit the faith to our young people (for them)  to discover their vocation in life – a vocation which aligns with the will of God. I am actually impressed by the homey environment here. I did not expect that.” Further, she added, “I am touched by the simplicity of many Bishops, and I think this is in following the example of the Pope who is always by the door. I did not expect that the Pope will be by the door welcoming participants, and during the breaks, he is there greeting and encouraging us. His presence is very significant and meaningful.”