“Nestled in the Projects and Nourishing Souls” – Heart’s Home in The NY Times!

“Nestled in the Projects and Nourishing Souls” – Heart’s Home in The NY Times!

by Paul Anel          September, October 28

For the first time in Heart's Home's history, The New York Times is dedicating a whole article to our mission in Brooklyn's Housing Projects ! Browse the slideshow to see the beautiful faces of some our friends of Ingersoll and Farragut Houses: Beatriz, Bobby, Epifania, and many others. The full article will be published online and in the Metropolitan section of the paper edition this Sunday, September 30th. Like it on Facebook, leave a comment on their website, and help us spread the word!

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“A Fine Symbiosis”: Young Christians and Muslims Meet Pope Benedict in Lebanon

“A Fine Symbiosis”: Young Christians and Muslims Meet Pope Benedict in Lebanon

by Pia Chedid and Paul Anel          Sept.21, 2012

Muslim-Christian Dialogue. Reading time: 3 min.
 

The Pope looked visibly moved as he greeted the crowds upon his arrival in the square across from the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke, north of the Lebanese capital, for the most keenly-awaited meeting of his Apostolic Visit: the meeting with young Arab Christians and Muslims. In a context of growing tensions and anti-Occident manifestations throughout the Middle-East, this encounter was a great sign of hope for the Middle-East and beyond.

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Songs & Dances for Our Lady of Compassion

Songs & Dances for Our Lady of Compassion

by Marian West          September 14, 2012

On Sunday, September 2nd, at the International Center for a Culture of Compassion, the Brooklyn Heart's Home, along with 75 friends from the neighborhood and community, made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Compassion.  With the blue sky as our ceiling, the woods as our backdrop, and the grass as our stage, we shared a concert of dances and songs as a gift to our friends and a humble offering to the Mother who holds the world in her heart.

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Enzo Avitabile: Stabat Mater

Enzo Avitabile: Stabat Mater

by Paul Anel          September 14, 2012

Music. Listenning time: 4min 25

Each year on September 15, the Catholic Church remembers "Our Lady of Sorrows," also known as "Our Lady of Compassion": Mary standing at the foot of the cross of her crucified son. Neapolitan singer-songwriter Enzo Avitabile, who collaborated with such notable as James Brown and Tina Turner, offers his own, deeply moving meditation on the "sorrowful mother" in this hauntingly beautiful Stabat Mater.

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Adrienne von Speyr: a Mystic for Today

Adrienne von Speyr: a Mystic for Today

by Dr. Matthew Sutton          September 14, 2012

Mysticism, spirituality. Reading time: 4 min.

 
On September 17, 1967, forty-five years ago, the Swiss Catholic physician and mystic, Adrienne von Speyr, died. Her life as a married woman with two step-children, as a gifted medical physician, and as a spiritual writer of many books has inspired many people to deepen their mission of prayer and compassion. Dr. Matthew Sutton, from St. John's University, is the author of a doctoral dissertation on Adrienne von Speyr. He shares with us his theological and personal encounter with the Swiss mystic.
 

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Restorative Justice: Process of Peace in Columbia

Restorative Justice: Process of Peace in Columbia

By Jacques Bagnoud    September 6th, 2012
FARC, Columbia, Peace, Reading Time: 5 min

How do we speak about justice or rebuild the unity of a country after more than thirty years of war and suffering? Isabella Bueno interviews victims and perpetrators as part of her legal research of "restorative" justice.

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