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Jerusalem Archbishop Rededicates Israeli Church Closed for Nearly 80 Years CLERICAL WHISPERS - February 24, 2017 ... has taken place at St Saviour's Church, in Acre in northern Israel, which was closed in the late 1940s. This rededication follows the re-opening and re-dedication of St Paul's Church in West Jerusalem in 2011 – which was closed around the same time. There are also plans to begin the renovation of a third church closed in the late 1940s - St. Peter's in Jaffa-Tel Aviv. The Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, in his sermon, expressed ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/02/jerusalem-archbishop-rededicates.html
January 5, 2017 HAPPY NEW YEAR. "We are all on a journey, each day ... FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF LITTLE FALLS: LIFE AT THE CONVENT - January 5, 2017 ... We praise You, O God, for your presence with us, for your constant care and concern for us, for You Mercy. Open our eyes, our ears and our hearts to the truth and beauty around us. Make us aware also of what does not reflect You, but demeans Your Creation; war, oppression, violence and prejudice of any kind. Give us wisdom and courage to witness to the peace that comes from You and from following Your Gospel way. Amen. The annual Convent Caring by Sharing Project this year, sponsored by the ...http://smarylou.blogspot.com/2017/01/january-5-2017-happy-new-year.html
What to Expect From Pope Francis in 2017 (Contribution) CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 27, 2016 ... emphasized by the lodestar of his earlier life in the Jesuits — Pedro Arrupe. Also a man with a second to none appreciation of the Spiritual Exercises, Arrupe did something to the Jesuits that now Bergoglio is doing to the church: woke it from a torpor that had allowed the order to rest on its laurels and in too many instances lose sight of its missionary purpose. At the heart of what Arrupe sought to do was get Jesuits out of their comfort zone, engaged with the real world and most ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/what-to-expect-from-pope-francis-in.html
Stirring Up Joy (Advent 3.A) HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - December 11, 2016 ... pray for the gift of a joyful heart. Pope Francis writes that we need to ask Jesus for grace every day, "asking him to open our cold hearts and shake up our lukewarm and superficial existence. … How much good it does us when he once more touches our lives and impels us to share his new life!" That means opening our hearts, especially if there is a door that's closed to the Lord. Yesterday morning, our janitor Robert couldn't open an outside door at the back of the ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/12/stirring-up-joy-advent-3a.html
POLAND - Meeting of Missionary Formation and Prayer Vigil at the Shrine of Jasna Gora CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 10, 2016 More than 400 people gathered on 3 and 4 December, for the feast of St. Francis Xavier, at the Sanctuary of Jasna Gora for the missionary study meeting and prayer vigil promoted as usual by the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU) of Poland, according to information sent to Agenzia Fides by Mgr. Tomasz Atlas, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies. This year's meeting wanted to celebrate the centenary of the PMU in a special ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/poland-meeting-of-missionary-formation.html
Statement of the Winter 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 7, 2016 Please see below issues that were discussed during the Autumn 2016 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference which concluded today in Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth: The Christmas Crib Prayer to the Holy Family and the launch of the official logo for the World Meeting of Families 2018 Submission to the Citizens' Assembly on Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution of Ireland Homelessness Bishops congratulate Pope Francis on his ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/12/statement-of-winter-2016-general.html