Monthly Archives: April 2013

News April

hello there,
I´don´t know if you follow i bit what is happening in Church with our new pope Francis? Swedish media doesn´t report very much after what I see. It´s really interesting how just one man, taking on this symbolically rich chair of Peter influences the athmospere within the Church. With very simple gestures Francis has introduced a new tone, as he said some ago: a poor CHurch for poor people. Thursday in Holy Week he held his mass in prison and washed and kissed the feet of twelve prisoners. And so it has gone on the last month. Rome does not effect us much in daily life, but istn´t it a fresh wind when an important leader puts aside all security protocolls and walks out among people – today when leader´s normally put a big barrier betwenn themselves and others?
I just want to share with you some words from Francis sermon yesterday, putting up questions that are of importance for us all:

“And we? Are we capable of bringing the word of God into the environment in which we live?… we all have to proclaim and bear witness to the Gospel. We should all ask ourselves: How do I bear witness to Christ through my faith? Do I have the courage of Peter and the other Apostles, to think, to choose and to live as a Christian, obedient to God?…Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life. Those who listen to us and observe us must be able to see in our actions what they hear from our lips, and so give glory to God!…Preaching with your life, with your witness. Inconsistency on the part of pastors and the faithful between what they say and what they do, between word and manner of life, is undermining the Church’s credibility
….But all this is possible only if we recognize Jesus Christ, because it is he who has called us, he who has invited us to travel his path, he who has chosen us….This has a consequence in our lives: we have to empty ourselves of the many small or great idols that we have and in which we take refuge, on which we often seek to base our security. They are idols that we sometimes keep well hidden; they can be ambition, careerism, a taste for success, placing ourselves at the centre, the tendency to dominate others, the claim to be the sole masters of our lives, some sins to which we are bound, and many others.

I hear spring is coming to Lund. By the way: Wilbert got a football…it´s meant to be used…Last Thursday it was raining. But it doesn´t every day, does it?
yours fr Björn

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DOMINO End of April

Hi, a new program for DOMINO,  also with a walk and a film evening. yours fr Björn
TUESDAYS Apr 16th
19.30
Prayer in the Spirit of Taizé
OBS -come 19.15 and we look at some songs together
Gathering with program afterwards- we´ll read a text from God is love alone, by Fr Roger, founder of the Taizé community.
Look at taize.fr about Taizé and their prayers.
WEDNESDAYS
Mass followed by lunch
12.10
Sign in for preparing on the list attached on the fridge at Sandgatan.
TORSDAG  ojämna veckor (5,7…) – 25 april
Tema om katolsk tro
17.15-18.45
Om Helighet – förebilder, ideal, att vara kristen och att vara sig själv.

And also:
SATURDAY April 20th
Walk in the forest
Meeting at 9:50 at the station (läge H, i.e. close to the Skanetrafiken shop) to take the bus 6 to Knivsåsen.
Take a picnic, good shoes and outdoor clothes!
We should be back in Lund around 5pm.
Please inform me by mail or SMS ( nperron_2000[at]yahoo.fr – 0736648938) before Friday 19, 8pm if you intend to come!
Nolwenn

SUNDAY Apr 28th
18.30
Film and Discussion:  Tree of Life by Terrence Malick, USA 2010, 139 min
Magnus and Daniel will take care of this film evening.
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950’s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life…
The film’s portrait of everyday life, inspired by Malick’s memories of his hometown of Waco, Texas, is bounded by two immensities, one of space and time, and the other of spirituality. “The Tree of Life” has awe-inspiring visuals suggesting the birth and expansion of the universe, the appearance of life on a microscopic level and the evolution of species. This process leads to the present moment, and to all of us.

Taizé Prayer and gathering -Tuesday April 16th

Join for Taizé Prayer this Tuesday at 19.30 with gathering afterwards.
Come 15 min before to arrange and de a short song exercise.

Sharing?  – A simple talk about experiences from life.
To get space for sharing:
-don´t interrupt.
-listen carefully to the others, be open and interested-
-give space to the others to talk, don´t fill it up yourself.
-don´t argue, but see if you can connect to the experiences of the others.