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2014 Fall/Winter Bulletin

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Peaceful Heart of Silence; Prayer of Hope for Our World
(Introduction) (pgs. 2-3)
". . . In the last few years, through an unexpected and welcomed small-still-breath of the Spirit, we have met and discovered monastic resonance with a small community of Trinitarian Nuns and their friends in Spain . . . " more

Signs of Hope: the Nuns of Suesa - brother Elias (pgs. 4-5)
". . . the sisters open their monasteries as places where people from far and near can continue or even begin their "camino", their inner life journey of liberation in an atmosphere of "being at home" and "feeling safe" within the context of prayer, silence, and hospitality . . . " more

Two Communities: One Heart - brother Michael (pgs. 6-7)
". . . The trip became meaningful for us through our common prayer and the times of discussion that are a regular part of monastic life. In the exchange with each other we encountered ourselves as two communities that live in the present moment of our world . . . " more

A Gospel Visitation - The Trinitarian Nuns of Suesa (pg. 8)
". . . The visit of the Weston brothers to our home was comparable to the encounter between Mary of Nazareth and her cousin Elizabeth in her village of Ein Karem. Two women from different places . . . were both eager to share good news . . . " more

Living "The Joy of the Gospel" - brother Mark (pg. 9)
". . . Our time together in September was clearly an experience of living the joy of the gospel as we shared the various times of prayer together in silence, song, dance and word (Castilian and English), as well as almost daily gatherings . . . " more

Two Poems - brother Columba (pg. 10)
. . . more poetry

As at a Banquet! - brother Peter (pgs. 11-12)
". . . There is an ambience of conviviality at a banquet among friends and companions . . . we are learning again what it means to be a church where acceptance, inclusion and mercy create the foundational climate for genuine communication and communion . . . " more

Ernesto - brother Daniel (pgs. 13-14)
". . . Ernesto is the host at the Cabaña del Abuelo Peuto . . . a hostel for pilgrims on the Way of Saint James . . . he talked to the pilgrims about the way . . . "El camino de la vida", describing it as the path we travel through life, how we journey and choose and learn to relate to our fellow travelers . . . " more

Excerpts from the Interview with Bishop Pedro Casaldáliga (pgs. 15-16)
Dom Pedro Casaldáliga, the bishop-emeritus of São Félix do Araguaia in Brazil is a Claretian Missionary of Spanish origin-an outstanding prophetic bishop of our times. In the interview he speaks of the future of the church today, especially through the work and experience of the Base Christian Communities . . . " more

Life Together in One Heart (pgs. 17 - 21)
Chronicle: May through November, 2014 . . . more


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