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TEDx DelrayBeach: Helen Turnbull on unconscious bias.
Interesting attempt at Arab-Israeli community life between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Did you know this 20th century martyr studied ascetical theology?
According to his biographer, James Brockman, Romero’s spiritual journey had some of these characteristics:
- love for the Church of Rome, shown by his episcopal motto, “to be of one mind with the Church,” a phrase he took from St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises;
- a tendency to make a very deep examination of conscience;
- an emphasis on sincere piety;
- mortification and penance through his duties;
- providing protection for his chastity;
- spiritual direction (Romero said he “entrusted with great satisfaction the spiritual direction of my life and that of other priests” to priests of Opus Dei);
- “being one with the Church incarnated in this people which stands in need of liberation”;
- eagerness for contemplative prayer and finding God in others;
- fidelity to the will of God;
- self-offering to Jesus Christ.
The Henri Nouwen Story.
Intriguing thoughts on Christian community.
From Strangers to Neighbors
By Rev. Chris Rice
God has given us this day as a gift, and we dare not waste our time by not asking Him to lead us in doing His will. The Word of God tells us to “contribute to the needs of the saints” and “practice hospitality” (Rom. 12:13), and the Greek word for hospitality is philoxenia or literally “love for stranger”. The same word is used in Hebrews 13:2 which says, “Do not neglect hospitality, for in doing this some have entertained angels unawares.” I want to take some time to look deeply into who we are at NLEC, our mission, values, and expression, and then look at what it means to show hospitality and move from being strangers, to being neighbors in our community. But first, let’s pray:
“Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this land who…
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Cabrini Ministries is a faith-based / community-based nonprofit organization working in the Lubombo lowveld of Swaziland. Its mission is to provide comprehensive care for those infected and affected by HIV, AIDS and TB in the rural chiefdoms of Ngcamphalala, Mamba, and Gamedze. Cabrini has been in these chiefdoms since 1971 responding to the most pressing needs of the communities. In 2002 all resources were refocused towards Healthcare and care of Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
British perspectives on small, intentional communities
“This is the challenge and witness of celibacy–to learn how to love without sexual expression, and to show that there is a love which is above and beyond sexual intimacy.”
Interesting article, quoting this one by Fr James Martin (NY Times).