Our Advent Journey 2014-4

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The Fourth Week The Fourth Week of Advent is very short this year, just three days plus the Vigil of Christmas; yet the Fourth Sunday of Advent takes us a very significant step further in our journey. The liturgy of this Sunday builds on the insights of the previous weeks in the wilderness, and exemplifies ... Read more...

Our Advent Journey 2014-3

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The Third Week The gospel passage for the Third Sunday of Advent is from the fourth gospel. Here again we are in the wilderness with John the Baptist, but now our attention shifts from the Second Sunday’s focus on the Baptist’s prophetic message, to this Sunday’s captivation with the identity of the messenger and his ... Read more...

Training the Trainers

NDS formation en Ein Karem

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We would like to share with you some important moments during our formation session “Training the Trainers”. It was organized by our Center for Biblical Formation in Jerusalem. Sisters, Brothers, Training the Trainers and Associates and Friends of Our Lady of Sion took part in the session. The program was rich, and the time between ... Read more...

Our Advent Journey 2014-2

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The Second Week The Second and Third Sundays of Advent urge us to spend time in the “wilderness,” attentive to the wisdom of John the Baptist. On both Sundays, Second Isaiah, a prophet of the Babylonian exile, speaks again, now in the Gospel passages, shaping the essential message of each. From Isaiah 40 comes the ... Read more...

The Pope’s visit in Istanbul

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Gathering of Christians of different rites at the mass in the Cathedral The Pope’s visit to Turkey November 28-30 was a moment of grace for the Christians as well as for many of our Muslim friends. For in Ankara the Pope insisted on the necessary communion between Muslims and Christians so as “to oppose the ... Read more...