A Life Dedicated to Sacred Art

A Life Dedicated to Sacred Art

By Gonzague Leroux            May 17, 2012
Encounter, Religious Art, Reading Time: 2 min

Robert Rambush has participated in the restoration of 24 cathedrals in North America as well as hundreds of churches and monasteries. What is his vision of sacred art?

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Interview with Lori Belilove: Pointing to the Light!

Interview with Lori Belilove: Pointing to the Light!

by Marian West          May 18, 2012

Interview, Dance. Reading time: 8 min.

I met Lori Belilove  when she came to my college to give a master class of Isadora Duncan dance technique.  I was captivated; and I hoped this would not be the last time I encountered this dance master, this woman impassioned by the organic movement and ideals of Isadora Duncan, mother of modern dance. In this exclusive interview for LoC, a world-renowned cultural luminary opens her "heart-center"…
 

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Heart’s Home – Compassion Award

Heart’s Home – Compassion Award

by Paul Anel          May 11, 2012
Homelessness, Redemption. Reading time: 5 min

During a ceremony held on May 4 at the Bohemian National Hall, in Manhattan, NY, Heart's Home's Compassion Award was presented to three individuals: William Mark, Marilyn Denis and Yvonne Simmons, "three individuals who have transcended the degradation and suffering which the fate of homelessness imposes ; three individuals who have become healers of others…" Their stories of redemption started the day they met a certain Ellen Baxter, the woman behind one of New York City's most unlikely and succesful charity efforts…
 

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A School of Love

A School of Love

By Grayson Heenan    May 11, 2012
Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Detroit,  Former volunteer with Heart's Home in Argentina in 2010/2011.

I first heard of Heart’s Home as a sophomore at Boston College. I was stunned by the radicality of their life and mission: to be missionaries of compassion. In my sophomoric pretense, I judged them as idealistic and impractical. What about projects and initiatives – helping people in tangible, quantifiable ways? It was a classic case of missing the obvious. In the end, it was Heart’s Home that judged me. It shattered my ideas about charity and real success. What, after all, was it that I cherished most in life? The friendship of those who care about me, the time they spend with me, their continued presence in my life, their love and compassion.

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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

By Gonzague Leroux      May 4, 2012
Conference, Society, Technology, Reading Time : 20 mn

In a talk given at TED last February, Sherry Turkle, who is Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, presents her last book, Alone Together or Why We Expect more from Technology and Less from Each Other. She warns us about the effect of social media on our lives and relationships with others. A relentless twittering or facebooking can lead to "a new solitude." She claims that it is time to "rediscover what the human purposes are against a 'robotic moment.' " This opens new field for compassion as technologies may increase the void in our lives through a lack of profound conversations and genuine frienships. A must see…

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