Nathalie Becquart is a member of the Xavière Sisters, Missionaries of Jesus Christ in France. Before becoming a sister, she worked as a consultant in marketing and advertising. After entering, she did marketing for Paulist Press, was the national coordinator for a scouting program for poor urban youth, director of a university chaplaincy program, and a member of the bishop’s council of the Diocese of Nanterre, France. She played a large role in the preparation for the 2018 Synod of Bishops on young people, the faith and vocational discernment in Rome at the Vatican — as speaker, coordinator of the pre-synod, and observer at the synod. She was director of the national office for youth evangelization and vocations at the french Bishops' conference from 2012 to 2018. Recently, Pope Francis appointed her, one of four women, as a consultor to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops.
To "repair the church," but even more to be witnesses of Christ in the cultures and languages of the 21st century, all the faithful are called to discern and chart together their paths of mission for today.
As one of the seven sisters who took part in the Synod of Bishops on young people, I invite to you to read the wonderful letter Pope Francis has written to you. With his post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Francis offers all God's people on the move, especially young people, a precious compass for the road.