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Jean Vanier on community

Jean Vanier on community

Jean Vanier is an illustrative example of the point made by John Paul II in Novo Millennio Ineunte concerning the vital role of witness: We must therefore ensure

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Conclusion to Novo Millennio Ineunte: A New Evangelization

The concluding two sections of Novo Millennio are entitled “Duc in altum,” and John Paul II speaks about the new millennium as a “vast ocean” upon which we

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The Preferential Option for the Poor in Novo Millennio

In Novo Millennio Ineunte the preferential option for the poor is essential to the witness of love and the building of a spirituality of communion. It is not

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“Love encompassed all vocations” — Part 4 of Novo millennio, on “Communio”

Pope John Paul II has a knack of stating the obvious with a freshness and a vigor; he expresses the simple but profound truths with an intensity and

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Apropos Gilson: grace in Novo Millennio

Gilson says that the first duty of the Christian philosopher is to refuse to pay homage to the world. The world he defines as the refusal of the

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Apropos Gilson: mysterium lunae in Novo Millennio

Apropos Gilson: mysterium lunae in Novo Millennio

Gilson spoke about the turning of the mind to the higher things and about the recognition of grace in the life of the mind. John Paul inserts an

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On Education in Prayer

The high standard for ordinary Christian life demands a corresponding challenge in the art of prayer. Just as Vatican II insisted upon a universal call to holiness, so

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The high standard of ordinary Christian living

The face of sorrow, the bleeding face of Christ, “conceals the life of God,” but in that paradox and in that mystery the contemplative is led to love.

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John Paul II on the Face of Sorrow

John Paul II on the Face of Sorrow

let us adore and fall down in prostration before God If we follow Christ up to his last hour, Pope John Paul II says we will discover a

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“For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face”

"For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face"

Rouault “Head of Christ” (Cleveland) William Blake wrote: To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness.

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