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New, revised edition of our Manual

Posted by marriageretreats on July 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM Comments comments (0)

We announce that the new, revised edition of our book is available – for a new, lower price (and for now, it is eligible for FREE Summer Shipping from Lulu.com).

It has also a new title:

 

“Spiritual Exercises for Married Couples: Finding Our Way Together: a Retreat for Companions”.

 

Here is the link to the book:

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Lenten meditation: Health care as basic human right

Posted by marriageretreats on March 14, 2010 at 5:44 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

(In the picture: Christ heals the man with paralysed hand. Byzantine mosaic in the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily, Italy)

 

 

Good and fruitful Lenten preparations to all of you!

 

We propose for your Lenten meditations the following essay of Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, a doctor and provincial for the Jesuits' New Engl...

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Our Lady of Lourdes and the World day of Sick

Posted by marriageretreats on January 16, 2010 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

We celebrate a Healing Novena every year, as the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes is approaching and in our prayers during this time remember not only the intentions of those who asked our prayers for healing but include the general theme of the World day of the Sick of each year.

 

This year this theme is to honor all health care workers, especially thos in the health pa...

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Happy New Year - from Benedict XVI

Posted by marriageretreats on December 31, 2009 at 4:39 PM Comments comments (0)

At the end of the usual Wednesday papal audience Pope Benedict XVi expressed his best wishes - which we make ours - for the new year:


Cari amici siamo giunti alla fine di questo anno e alle porte dell’anno nuovo. Vi auguro che l’amicizia di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo vi accompagni ogni giorno di questo anno che sta per iniziare. Possa questa amicizia di Cristo essere nostra luce e guida, aiutandoci ad essere uomini di pace, della sua pace. Buon a...

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The Case for God

Posted by marriageretreats on November 8, 2009 at 5:13 PM Comments comments (0)

I would recommend for those who are interested in the debate on the new atheism - and more broadly in the complex relationship between human existence and the transcendent nature of God - the very intelligent book of Karen Armstrong, titled "The Case for God"

Karen Armstrong (a British scholar and author on comparative religion a...

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Health Care Reform - where are we now?

Posted by marriageretreats on September 16, 2009 at 4:28 PM Comments comments (1)

 

There is a good overview of the current health care debate on the Plain Views (an e-newsletter for chaplains and spiritual care providers) web site: 

Health Care Reform: A Compendium of Key Issues for Religious Leaders.

On September 10th, following on the President's addres...

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Faith and Reason

Posted by marriageretreats on September 15, 2009 at 5:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is our old Blog Faith and Reason - now in archived format because Geocities canceled the blog service in last July. Still, you can access some of the postings for reading and find some interesting ones. If so, comment here about it.

Have a good browsing time!



The wrong issue to pursue

Posted by marriageretreats on August 20, 2009 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (1)

 

The question of federal funding of abortion is the wrong issue taken up by pro-life activists and it is the wrong issue to pursue.

The very crowd that wants to drive people into the private insurance companies' hands are driving them into private insurance policies that do cover abortion. An abortion cost $300, giving birth costs $3,000. Which procedure would the insurance companies prefer to pay for? A...

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Open Thread

Posted by marriageretreats on August 8, 2009 at 5:39 PM Comments comments (0)

This posting is an invitation for comments with whichyou want to contribute to this blog

Feel free to place here your thoughts that you think are appropriate for this discussion or simply put your questions that arise after visiting the site.

 

Today is St. Joachim and Anne

Posted by marriageretreats on July 27, 2009 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (2)

 

Giotto's fresco "The Kiss at the Gate" (Arena Chapel)

 Today is the feast day of St. Joachim and Anne, who are usually mentioned as patrons of grandparents - since being the parents of the Virgin Mary they are the grandparents of Jesus.

 Yet, th...

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