Monthly Archives: August 2010

Newsletter August- September 2010

These days all foreign students arrive in Lund and today Evelina, Nestor, Christine, Milan and me have been to the General Market at LTH to talk with newcomers and distribute our folders. Certainly some of them will join us for shorter or longer time- I truly hope we can welcome them in a friendly way whenever and whoever enters our door.

As announced before we´ll the first Sunday each month celebrate a Sunday Mass with a meal and (cultural) program afterwards and a sharing of the Gospel before. I hope there can be a little group responsible for this occasion – give a sign to Benoît or me if your interesting in put together the program.

It would be interesting to start a Swedish Spoken Café for foreigners – what do you say about that. Let´s talk about it when we meet.

Some of us met for some days together at Gotland a couple of weeks ago at the theme The Art of Spiritual Living read Yocies report beneath.

To those students now coming to Lund I would like to say: you´re much welcome to join our various gatherings.  Our place should be shaped by the questions of those coming here, wheather Catholic or not. We normally speak English on our gatherings, and here you´ll meet Swedish and foreign students, and hopefully good nutritious spiritual food for your journey.

yours, brother Björn
dominican and responible for the Catholic Student Chaplaincy in Lund

Program August -September 2010

This coming Sunday, Aug 22st: those of us in town could gather for a coffee at Sandgatan after 10 am Mass in Saint Thomas –and bring eventual newcomers to town with us.

Saturday Aug 28th, whole day: – Excursion to Ljunghusen, and the very south of Skåne, 25 km south of Malmö and by the beach. A reunion day from morning until late if you want: walks on the beach, swimming, cooking, prayer, talk… We are invited to Misias house for this occasion, a very nice place I´ve been told.
Buses are going frequently from Malmö C. Register before Wed Aug 25 : message here or at bjorn

Tuesdays Aug 31st, Sep 7th and 21st,  7.30 pm: – Taizéprayer and gathering

Wednesdays 12.10 pm, start Sep 1st :  -Mass and lunch

Sunday Sep 5th, 4.30pm:  –Student Sunday Mass and meal and program afterwards. At 3.30pm there will be a talk and sharing around todays Gospel.

Friday-Sunday Sep10th-12th :  –Diocesan Youth Days 2010 – gathering of young Catholics in Sweden in the town of Skara, quite close to Göteborg. Prayer, life in community, talk, party – participation of bishop Anders and various artists. The meeting is Swedish spoken, but  you´ll see that everyone also speek English. Look at Register before Tuesday August 24th to brother Björn

hi to everybody from brother Björn

”Awareness” at Rute at the Island of Gotland – days on The Art of Spritual Living

On August 7-12, 2010, the Catholic young people residing in Lund had a week in the Art of Spiritual Living at Rute, the Island of Gotland, in the Baltic sea. Those participating were Stefano, Yocie, Evelina and Paulius, as well as Br. Björn. Staying in a nice small summer house, surrounded by beautiful nature, we had a good time for reflection, enjoying nature as well as our togetherness. We were meditating, praying, singing, reading Bible, reflecting, having discussion, biking, swimming, painting, cooking, all in the spirit of community.
Using a book, Awareness, written by Anthony de Mello, we were guided to be AWAKE in life, and start to ACT. If so far we’ve been living our life by sleeping, Father de Mello invited us to wake up, to not depend our happiness on someone/something else, to accept everything that happens to us, and once we’re awake, we’ll be able to start giving out to other people and our surrounding, to act. In spirituality, we’re able to live our life to its fullest.