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    • CATHOLI CIDENTITY Leland Nagel National Conference for Catechetical Leadership February 21, 2013
    • All you holy men and women Pray for us. Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to Gods invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint .
    • St. Peter Damian (1007-1072)Maybe because he was orphaned and hadbeen treated shabbily by one of his brothers,Peter Damian was very good to the poor. AsCardinal-bishop of Ostia, he wished torestore primitive discipline among religious and priests, warning against needless travel,violations of poverty and too comfortable living. He preferred examples and stories rather than theory in his writings. In 1828 he was declared a Doctor of the Church.
    • NDC, no. 18, p. 54Catechesis is•Nourished when the Word of God is moredeeply understood•Enlivened in the celebration of the Liturgy.•Enriched when the Word of God shinesforth in the life of the Church, especially – In the lives of the saints – In the Christian witness of the faithful
    • So What If . . .Mattie Stepanek, February 1998 What if the world fills up with so many people that the earth can’t hold us all? Is that a reason for war? No. Is that a reason not to love unborn babies? No. Is that a reason to let sick people die? No. It is a reason we need to make extra room, first in our hearts and then into our world It is a reason to make room for prayer because God is the only “I AM.” Who can answer such a “What If?”
    • Year of Saint Paul, theApostle Ended several years ago Be always Joyful Pray without ceasing and Give Thanks in all circumstances, For this is the will of God for you. 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18
    • Things DivinePoems Thrown into the WindBy Robert MorneauDon’t let people become strangers to things divine” cf. Ad GentesI was a strangerbut God took me in and showed me things divine:• the Light behind a human smile;• the Love beneath a tender touch;• the Life beyond the pain of death.• Now, I’m a stranger no more• and I go forth – sent –• to prevent others• from being aliens to things divine.
    • PRAYER Lectio Divina Divine ReadingAccepting the Embrace of God • LECTIO (Reading) • MEDITATIO (Meditation) • ORATIO (Prayer) • CONTEMPLATIO (Contemplation)
    • LECTIO - Reading• Deuteronomy 6: 4-9• LISTEN for one word/phrase• that seems to speak to you tonight• almost jumps out at you• Keep repeating it to yourself
    • Meditatio - Meditation• IT WILL BE READ A SECOND TIME• You can read along as well as listen.• Ponder and ruminate on what was read.• Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire.• What, in particular, strikes you?• What, if anything, raises questions?• What, if anything, can you affirm?
    • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NSRV)"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORDalone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your heart, and with all your soul, and withall your strength.Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you arebusy or at rest. Bind them at your wrist as a sign and let them beas a pendant on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of yourhouses and on your gates.”
    • Meditatio - Meditation• IT WILL BE READ A SECOND TIME• You can read along as well as listen.• Ponder and ruminate on what was read.• Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire.• What, in particular, strikes you?• What, if anything, raises questions?• What, if anything, can you affirm?
    • ORATIO- PrayerCONTEMPLATIO -Contemplation• Contemplatio• What is God saying to you?• What is God asking of you?• What are you being asked of in your being and in your doing?
    • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NSRV)"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORDalone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,with all your heart, and with all your soul, and withall your strength.Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today.Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you arebusy or at rest. Bind them at your wrist as a sign and let them beas a pendant on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of yourhouses and on your gates.”
    • ORATIO- PrayerCONTEMPLATIO -Contemplation• Contemplatio• TAKE TIME TO CONTEMPLATE AND LISTEN FOR THE VOICE OF GOD• What is God saying to you?• What is God asking of you?• What are you being asked of I in your being and in your doing?• SHARE if you so desire.
    • Question of the MorningYou have 30 seconds to talk to anyone youfeel might know the right answer, BUT, if Icall on you. It would be a good idea if youhad the right answer.What is the most important prayer for a Roman Catholic? HINT: How do we begin all public worship and official prayers of the
    • ANSWERSIGN OF THE CROSSI baptize you in the name of the Fatherand of the Son and of the Holy Spirit North Dakota Oak Tree California Redwoods - Sequoia
    • To Teach as Jesus Did • Kerygma – Knowledge • Koinonia – Community • Diakonia – Service • Liturgia – Prayer and Worship
    • TRINITY ╬ O-N-EGOD • Jesus Christ – Yesterday, Today and Forever – I will never abandon you • Holy Spirit – Source of Unity – Points to the truth, regardless of the question • God Our Father – ▬ God of Love – ▬ Always was, Always will be
    • Pope John XXIII• The longest journey you will ever take is from you head to your heart• From what you know is true to how you live your life.• From the words of everlasting life to the “word made flesh.”• From the philosophy and mission to everyday “policies and regulations”
    • CATHOLICANTHROPOLOGY• How the Catholic perspective shapes:• Our way of life• Our way of relating to self• Our way of relating to others• Our way of relating to the world• Our entire modus operandi as human beings (persons)
    • Catholic Anthropology“ …uses the lens ofScripture” GOD IS the • Beginning of human existence & •End of human existence With what kind of eyes do you look out upon the world? ╬ Elohist ╬ Yahwist
    • Creation Stories Elohist• Does God Have a Big Toe?: Stories About Stories in the Bible• Authors: Rabbi Marc Gellman, Oscar De Mejo (Illustrator)
    • Creation stories Yahwist • Ethiopian Tattoo Shop • Author: Father Edward Hays
    • What story do you like best?TODAY – Right Now! • What story best describes your view of life and the way you approach every day with God? • Which story symbolizes your view of God the Creator? • Which story would you choose to tell and why? Sharing one’s faith is catechesis
    • The Creation: The Story of How God Created the WorldAuthors: Sheila Cassidy, Emma Hunk (Illustrator)
    • Profound and PerennialTruths● Person as Essentially Good and Dignified-Though Capable of Sin,Remaining in the Divine Image● Person as Partner with God and Ever inNeed of God’s Grace ● Person as Partner in Community ● Person Made from Love and for Loving ● Person with Eternal Destiny
    • Gift of LoveMusic to theWords andPrayersof Mother Teresa•Bradley James
    • Mother’s Business Card • In the silence of the heart God speaks • Let God fill us then only we speak • Do small things with great love • The fruit of silence is prayer • The fruit of prayer is faith • The fruit of faith is love • The fruit of love is service • The fruit of service is peace
    • God in your Life• EARTH• AIR• WATER• FIRE
    • GOD ISDefining BeautyDanielle Rose
    • GOD ISYou want to know me? You want to see my face?I do not age with time; I do not fit into a space I transcend the capacity of your eye, so who am I?
    • GOD ISIt is the question of the moment;It is the question for all timeI am you and you are mine I am the beginning in the end I am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence
    • GOD ISI am your father; I am your motherI am the man who cannot cryI am the story in your eyesI am the orphan of war I am the leper begging on the corner I am the black slave in chains I am the Muslim bride who cannot show her face I’m the cross you carry again
    • GOD ISI am the beginning in the endI am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence
    • GOD ISI’m all you have forgottenI am all this you have not beenI am in you – all that is within you Let the journey begin. Amen• I am in you, Amen.
    • GOD ISI am the beginning in the endI am the faith in your believing I am the color of truth I am the dreamer of your dreams I am the falling in your love I am the words of a prayer I am the silence in the music I am the music in the silence
    • TRINITY What do we call Y-O-U• Names of GOD – your turn – Names you know/use for God or one of the persons in God – Descriptive words/phrases associated with…• We receive names from relationships – Desert mothers and fathers In Hebrew culture, “To be nameless is to be worthless.”
    • Names for GodIn God’s Name•Author:Sandy EisenbergSassso,• Illustrator:• Phoebe Stone
    • Ten Commandments• I. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me!• II. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain!• III. Remember to keep holy the LORDS Day!• IV. Honor your father and your mother!• V. You shall not kill!• VI. You shall not commit adultery!• VII. You shall not steal!• VIII. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor!• IX. You shall not covet your neighbors wife!• X. You shall not covet your neighbors goods!
    • Decalogue – 10Commandments Catholic Catechism forAdults • Believe in the True God • Reverence God’s Name • Love the Lord’s Day • Strengthen Your Family • Promote the Culture of Life • Marital Fidelity • Do Not Steal – Act Justly • Tell the Truth • Practice Purity of Heart • Embrace Poverty of Spirit
    • Mission of the ministerTell the good news * The Reign of God is among us. * Everyone is welcome here. * Everyone is offered a place at the table. * Forgiveness is possible. * Love your enemies. * Be generous with your money. * Follow the Spirit who is leading you.
    • The Reign of God is among us The Rabbi’s Gift The Messiah is one of usThere’s always somebody helping
    • Everyone is welcome here
    • Everyone is welcome here.
    • Forgiveness isPossibleI am so, so sorry. I would give mylife if your son could live againI don’t know if you will ever beable to ask, so let me be first, YOU ARE FORGIVEN
    • Love your enemies Kim Phuc
    • Forgiving the Church• When we have been wounded by the Church, our temptation is to reject it. But when we reject the Church it becomes very hard for us to keep in touch with the living Christ. When we say, "I love Jesus, but I hate the Church," we end up losing not only the Church but Jesus too. The challenge is to forgive the Church. This challenge is especially great because the Church seldom asks us for forgiveness, at least not officially. But the Church as an often fallible human organization needs our forgiveness, while the Church as the living Christ among us continues to offer us forgiveness.• It is important to think about the Church not as "over there" but as a community of struggling, weak people of whom we are part and in whom we meet our Lord and Redeemer. -Henri Nouwen
    • Love Your Enemies
    • Title Be Generouswith your money
    • Are YOU Wealthy? Be GENEROUSIf you have• food in the refrigerator,• clothes on your back,• a roof overhead and• a place to sleepyou are richer than 75% of this world.If you have – money in the bank, – money in your wallet or purse, and – spare change in a dish, drawer, jar at homeyou are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.If you have your own computer with internet access,you are part of the 1% of the world who can.
    • SPIRITUS – Breath -Inspiration Follow the Holy Spirit FRUITS of the Spirit •LOVE •JOY •PEACE •PATIENCE •KINDNESS •GENEROSITY •FAITHFULNESS •GENTLENESS •SELF-CONTROL
    • Trinity as a plantFather as a deep rootSon – the shoot that breaks forth into the worldSpirit that spreads beauty and fragrance
    • ComposerImaginationScorePerformance
    • ArchitectMindPlansStructure
    • Saint AugustineLoverBelovedLove Between
    • Saint AugustineGiverRecipientGift-given
    • Contemporary based onIsaiah 46:6, 49:15 & Matthew 3:17 Mother Beloved Child Life-Giving Womb
    • One from whomOne through whomOne in whom
    • King of GloryPrince of PeaceSpirit of Love
    • RockRedeemerFriend
    • Mobius Strip• 1. Start with a long rectangle (ABCD) made of paper.• 2. Give the rectangle a half twist.• 3. Join the ends so that A is matched with D and B is matched with C.
    • ONE God, ONE Faith, ONE Church ONE does not equal 1• O – God the Creator is perfect – don’t know where begins - always was, always will be• N – God the Son – Jesus. You can depend on me – I won’t let you fall• E – Holy Spirit – Always points in the right direction – same truthful answer every time. In God’s eyes, one is never singular. How many did it take to make ONE?
    • The elements of a blessingThe first element in any blessing is that there has to be a relationship with God. When we bless, when we ask for goodness, we ask from the source of all goodness, we ask God. When things are going well in our lives – when the road seems to rise and meet us – our relationship with God will be positive. Cursing is the furthest thing from our minds.
    • The elements of a blessingWhen things are not going so well in our lives – when the road does not rise to meet us – everything in life can seem like an uphill struggle. It is during these times that we run the risk of losing our relationship with God. If we allow this to happen, we are unable to bless. We become like the embittered psalmist who can only curse. Relationship with and belief in God are essential to blessing.
    • The elements of a blessingThe second element in a blessing is the ritual of transfer of the blessing or the goodness. Historically, this transfer of the blessing takes place physically through words that we pronounce and gestures that we make, such as uplifted arms or actual laying-on of hands.The person giving the blessing transfers the blessing in such a manner that it will somehow be experienced by the receiver.
    • The elements of a blessingThe sense of touch, whether it is the wind at your back, the sun shining upon your face or the firm hand of a person signing your forehead, can convey an enormous life- sustaining power.A blessing is the bridge between heaven and earth. The transfer of the divine that occurs when we bless is truly a sacred moment.
    • The elements of a blessingThe third element of a blessing is the enhancement of the receiver, wherein we envision the goodness of the blessing. Even Jesus, when he pronounced the Beatitudes, envisioned a goodness that would give comfort and hope to millennia of believers. We have in our possession the ability to envision virtually any future for humanity.The power to bless is incredibly awesome. It is the vision of divine enhancement, of a people resting in the palm of God’s hand, that is the hallmark of a blessing.
    • Your Turn• Bless (Give)• and be Blessed (Receive)
    • BLESSINGMay you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart.May you find harmony between your soul and your life.May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you, and embrace you in belonging.• To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue
    • BLESSINGMay the day never burden.May dawn find hope in your heart.May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.May your soul calm, console and renew you.• To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue
    • BLESSINGMay you be blessed in the holy names of those who, without you knowing it, help to carry and lighten your pain.May a window of light always surprise you.May memory bless and protect you.May you know that though the storm might rage, not a hair of your head will be harmed.To Bless the Space Between Us, John O’Donohue
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