Syria: Apocalypse and Resurrection

Syria: Apocalypse and Resurrection

By Bishop Samir Nassar  July 26, 2012
Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Syria.

Extract of a recent circular letter of Bishop Nassar to his friends.

Since the morning of Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the soldiers have reached the capital Damascus using heavy weapons, tanks and helicopters in a crowded city.
The destruction is enormous.
What agony!

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“A Balm Poured out on So Many Wounds…”

“A Balm Poured out on So Many Wounds…”

 By Thierry de Roucy     July 20, 2012
Art, Consolation, Reading Time: 3 min

This article offers us a meditation about the relationship and dialogue that each one of us can have with a piece of art. It is a mutual exchange of goods that results in the consolation of both.

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Getting our Feet Dirty with Ashley Meeder

Getting our Feet Dirty with Ashley Meeder

By Ashley Meeder (and Marian West)
Dance, Mexico, Reading Time: 4 min

Our good friend Ashley Meeder, (www.ashleymeedermovementproject.com) currently resides in Mexico City, where she gives generously to her community as a dance performer, choreographer, educator, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.  As a dynamically creative artist whose passion is to move and to fully engage the unique individual before her, Ashley is ever joining the movement – a Presence – that flows around her and runs through her, inviting others into a momentum of being that lifts, discovers, heals, and unifies.  Ashley is not afraid to get down and dirty with the raw work of a collaborative and challenging creative process.  What does she do with the rain?  Excitedly grabs a bigger, brighter umbrella!  Bubbling over with energy and personality, she says, “In essence, I love to move, and yes, my feet are always dirty.”

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A Tailor-Made Friendship: the embroiderer, the dancer, and the priest

A Tailor-Made Friendship: the embroiderer, the dancer, and the priest

by Renée Kurz          July 6, 2012

Reading time: 8 min.

At the end of January I received a “hello from Switzerland” from my friend Alexandre Morard who was preparing for his priestly ordination in the sacerdotal fraternity of Heart’s Home.  In his brief email he shared with me his dream:  a collaboration between myself, a free-lance fashion designer, and Jean-François Lesage, a highly regarded embroidery designer, in the creation of his liturgical vestments. Furthermore, Fr. Alex desired this collaboration to bring forth a new kind of beauty to the Mass… a chasuble that was not just decorative or following rules, but a chasuble that consoles and leads one to contemplate the divine through its beauty.  I felt so small before such a grand proposal making my first reaction a laughing, “No way, this is not possible; I have no idea how to go about this."  You can see by the photos that I overcame my initial doubts and surrendered to the truth that "all things are possible with God…"
 

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