Cenacle Sessions: A Modern Mystagogia has been developed in
an effort to answer the pastoral need for an effective mystagogia in today's Church. Like the RCIA itself, Cenacle Sessions is designed to be flexible -- adaptable -- so that local communities can use it to match their pastoral
The title for this process-based program has been chosen to
show the connection between our modern neophytes and the
first disciples who (as traditional belief holds) continued
to meet in the Upper Room -- the Cenacle -- following the
Good Friday-Easter Sunday experience. It was in the Cenacle
that the disciples had celebrated the Lord's Supper; it was
in the Cenacle that they first heard from the lips of Mary
Magdalene that "I have seen the Lord!"; it was in the Cenacle
that they gathered to pray and to remember; it was in the
Cenacle that they experienced the presence of the Risen
Jesus; 1t was in the Cenacle that they received power from on
high; and it was from the Cenacle that they went forth to
evangelize and to minister.
Cenacle Sessions aims to provide a similar atmosphere and experience for today's new disciples.