Jean Vanier's '10 rules for life to become more human'

Jean Vanier's '10 rules for life to become more human'

Edward Kendall - The Tablet - Expressions

Jean Vanier, the Canadian philosopher and theologian and the founder of L'Arche communities, turned ninety this week. To commemorate the occasion he released a YouTube video laying out his “ten rules for life to become more human” by sharing his thoughts on life and on growing older. He speaks about success, vulnerability, listening, fear and love. 

Spirituality without platitudes

Spirituality without platitudes

Maggie Fergusson-The Tablet - Spirituality

Ever since he was a boy in Norway, the son of a country vet, Erik Varden has felt a sense of longing – of homesickness “for a homeland I recall but have not seen”. There were decades of “rudderlessness, pain and questions” before he discovered where this was leading him: the enclosed Cistercian monastery of Mount Saint Bernard in Leicestershire, where he is now Abbot, and where he hopes to die.

Bangladeshi nun on mission to heal hearts

Bangladeshi nun on mission to heal hearts

Rock Ronald Rozario, Dhaka - UCAN - Religious

Sister Gloria, the sixth of nine children, has dedicated her life to serving God and healing the hearts of people suffering various forms of psychological distress in this Muslim-majority South Asian nation.

Commentary to the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Commentary to the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B –

Fr. Fernando Armellini - Homilies

Who is in love is always “beside himself with joy.” He comes out of himself, forgets himself because to encounter the other proves to be an irresistible impulse. Even the mystical experience of ecstasy, from the Greek word existánai means “to be beside oneself” and caught up in God. “It’s not that we love God but that God first loved us, so we, too, must love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us and his love comes to perfection in us.” (1 Jn 4:9-12).

The 'wealth' of the church

The 'wealth' of the church

Father Elias Ayuban Jr., CMF- UCAN - Articles

Richness does not lie in the structures, but in its members, with special mention to the most needy and vulnerable. It is my hope that my reflections will evoke in you a similar sense of thanksgiving and belonging without, of course, denying our flaws and lack of perfection.

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