Several times in recent years I have participated in the Hearts Aflame event. This is a remarkable, annual, ten day January gathering of young (18-35) adults, in an atmosphere of sound, fun-filled, life-giving Catholic life.
In recent years I have led sessions at the gathering on Blessed Pope John Paul’s Theology of the Body, and Spiritual Hunger. I have been inspired and encouraged by the deep searching faith of the young people who took part in these sessions.
If you know of young people who you think might benefit from this ten-day, intensive, Catholic experience, pass on this link to them. Tell them about Hearts Aflame. The cost ($480.00 plus travel) might be a bit much for the, but you might be in a position to offer to gift them this experience. This would be a life-changing gift for an adult child, grandchild, Godchild, parishioner….
You might be in a position to support Hearts Aflame directly, helping them to cover their significant expenses. You will find the necessary information after the clips below or at www.heartsaflame.org.nz
. The prevailing sense in the Old Testament was that God lived in the heavens (above). Therefore mountain-tops (where heaven and earth seem to intersect) were a logical place of encounter with the divine. We see this in Moses, the holy Old Testament leader of people,...
I find it very helpful to hear Jesus speaking directly to me, not as a fearsome threat but as an invitation to not miss the divine presence in the midst of the routines and demands, the ups and downs of my daily life.