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Thank you to all who joined us last week for the Advent Evening of Prayer! It was a beautiful, contemplative evening with many creative touches. A special thanks as well to Dr. Catherine Punsalan Manlimos, PhD and Fr. Trung Pham, SJ for their inspiring reflections. Advent blessings!
We are looking forward to having you all join us tomorrow night for the Advent Evening of Prayer. Here is a special poem we hope will bring inspiration to your evening as we prepare for tomorrow:
If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the road
pregnant with the holy, and say,
"I need shelter for the night,
please take me inside your heart, my time is so close."
Then, under the roof of your soul,
you will witness the sublime intimacy,
the divine, the Christ, taking birth forever,
as she grasps your hand for help,
for each of us is the midwife of God, each of us.
Yes there, under the dome of your being
does creation come into existence eternally,
through your womb, dear pilgrim –
the sacred womb of your soul,
as God grasps our arms for help:
for each of us is his beloved servant, never far.
If you want, the Virgin will come walking down the street
pregnant with Light and sing.
-St. John of the Cross
Regardless of who you cast your vote for, the Examen can be a tool for finding God in the midst of what have become very tense times post-election.
At our recent program "Beyond 'Us vs Them': Ignatian Discernment and Dialogue in Polarized Times”, we imagined it was the day after the election, reflecting on a specific attitude we wanted to cultivate or action we would want to take to help heal our divides. Here is a great article from Kyle Shinseki, SJ speaking to this spiritual practice.
How have you remained grounded in God post-election?
As we enter this season of gratitude, and on the eve of the Election, we invite you to take a deep breath and find a moment of gratitude for the opportunity to exercise your vote!
How inspiring are these new Beautitudes for the modern age from Pope Francis to read?
A fun evening of good food and friends. Thanks to all who attended and support our work and mission!
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