Bandung, 7 April 2013
We started with exercising Contemplation Prayer, and with a Mass.
Briefing for a further discussion on Projects 154 took place, along with a short story of the history of lay Ignatian Community.
Here’s a snap shot of our CLC member young at heart in their age of 20’s, 30’s, 50’s, 60’s.
Warm regards from our local community !
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During his time as a Cardinal in Argentina he became known as a bold voice for social justice in the Church. It has been reported by many sources that as Cardinal he chose to use public transportation in an effort to live simply and also brought attention to many injustices in Argentina over the years.
Clearly, as time moves forward there will be much to learn about Pope Francis, but for the time being we thought we would share a few quotes that represent the importance the social mission of the Church has played in his ministry:
Speaking of contrast between the economically rich and poor, “Poor people who are persecuted for demanding work, and rich people who are applauded for fleeing from justice”. -August 2001 Speaking at the church dedicated to San Cayetano, the patron saint of work and bread (SOURCE: BBC News) Continue reading
Fr. James Martin SJ from Huffington Post Magazine
(reflection by Dani Pranoto, a CLC’ers living in Perth, Australia)
Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II reached entirely different conclusions to the same question: Should an ailing pope resign?
For John Paul, the image of the suffering, sick pope was of spiritual value to his flock; for Benedict, the job needed to be done. Discernment is always very personal; and it is important to see how two holy men reached two entirely different decisions.
God speaks differently to different people facing the same question. In the lives of the saints, for example, we often see how the same situation is handled differently by different saints. When St. Francis of Assisi was facing a painful malady of the eyes, brought on, doctors thought, by excessive tears during Mass, St. Francis decided that he would continue as he had with attending Mass. When St. Ignatius faced similar problems with his eyes, the physicians warned him, he decided to curtail his devotions, in order to have sufficient health to do his work. Both were responding to what they felt were God’s promptings in their lives.
The Pope also shows great spiritual freedom in his resignation, what St. Ignatius calls a freedom from “disordered attachments.” Rare is the person today who can relinquish such power, voluntarily.
(as written in Dani P Notes)
what’s the meaning of Valentine’s day in today’s world?
As far as i am concerned … it has to do with something that is so generously (or overused) term : LOVE.
It’s interesting to hear the elaboration of St. Thomas Aquinas’ description of LOVE : “the effective willing of the good of the other”
Some of the point …Love is first of all, a Choice, an act of the will …
Love is not a feeling, it’s something that we do
Love is first and foremost, for the good of other.
In other word : love is choosing to do for the best for the other person, and acting to make that real for them.
St. Ignatius also tells us, “Love is shown more in deeds than in words”
Have a lovely Valentine …
“I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”Job 42:6-5
In this special moment of reflections and repentance
wishing all of us to be able
to see Him more clearly,
to follow Him more nearly,
and to love Him more dearly