The « spiritual grandmothers »

We are 9 communities of older Sisters (Le Bouvetiez, Saint-Évarzec, Plonéour-Lanvern, Quimperlé, Lorient, Guidel, Bignan, Locminé, Ploërmel l) plus a few Associates, who have followed a day of reflection every three months since 2016, in harmony with the liturgical period. These days are animated by Sister Henriette Danet.

 

Our Easter cycle 2019

 

“For Lent we need to find something that is both new and ordinary. New to resistgetting stale, ordinary to make it possible” (Excerpt from a parish bulletin). During this Easter period, we have sought to re-inhabit the body that God has given us. Even if we are plagued by many infirmities, we are on a spiritual path. What do we mean by that?

 

Our plan

  • What is man? And what happens after death?
  • “Breath of life” from God. (Genesis 2:7).
  • “How are dead people raised?” (1 Cor 15:35).
  • Do not continue to seek the living among the dead.
  • The transfiguration of our bodies.

In summary : the ability of the body to be present to others.

 

We began by replacing the definition of the Shorter Catechism “Man is a being composed of a body and a soul” by that of Genesis, Saint Paul and Saint Irenaeus of Lyon. Put on your three-dimensional glasses!

 

 

“The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils

the breath of life and the man became a living being. (Gen 2:7)

 

 

 

In the 4 accounts of the empty tomb, in spite of the differences, we can identify the points in common :

 

  • The women who are mourning
  • A well of white light : divine revelation!
  • A message that we can transform by meditating on it : “Let us no longer seek our dead among the dead”
  • Go tell it!

 

These different photographs of Charles de Foucauld reflect the stages of his spiritual journey :


 

As a child, we have the head that was given to us.

As an adolescent, you have the “face” you present to the world.

“At 40, you get the face you deserve.” (Edgar Degas)

When you get old, you have the face of a given smile …

 

 

Simon Mpeke, known as “Baba Simon”, (1906-1975) was one of Cameroon’s first « native » priests. A brilliant priest of a parish in Douala, he chose to live with a tribe from the mountains of northern Cameroon, the Kirdi, whose traditions he respected and made known. The procedure for his beatification is in progress.

 

 

« The first man, Adam … became a living soul but

the last Adam has become a life-giving spirit. » (1 Cor 15, 45)

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