Participants using these reflection guides will reflect on the appropriate Sunday’s Scripture quotes and relate them with specific sacred Earth concerns on a three-year rotation:
Light and Energy;
Advent/Incarnation in the New Universe Story;
Peace, both personal and global.
These topics are placed within the Universe Story and awareness that the Mystery we call God lives and acts within us and all creation. Appropriate interconnections and personal responses are explored. Meetings include silence, prayer, input, discussion, action suggestions, and socializing.
Duplicate copies after the “complete” notice is added.
Advent in the New Universe Story.2017 – 10 sides, complete – is a four-session resource available in English for those interested in deepening their understanding of the Christmas/ Incarnation reality in the context of the new creation story. The Incarnation is a Mystery that a lifetime of contemplation would not exhaust, and yet we are continually called to explore this Mystery, and specifically during Advent. These reflections will facilitate that exploration. Useful for individuals but designed for groups, the weeks’ topics include the following:
~ New Consciousness, New Christian Understanding;
~ The Cosmos Prepares for New Life;
~ Evolving Understanding of Humanity’s Place in Creation; and
~ Incarnation Revisited.
Laudato Si’ is among the suggested reading.
English: 2017 * AdventintheNewUniverseStory.2017
Spanish: 2014 version • Adviento en la Nueva Historia del Universo
French: 2014 version • L’Avent_dans_la_nouvelle_histoire_de_l’univers
•Advent.Paths to Peace.2018.incomplete – 12 sides – incomplete.
Explore the meaning of peace in the light of justice and whole-making; the inner journey and consciousness; obstacles to inner and outer (world-wide) peace; and a final reflection on Mary and Eucharist. An additional page focuses on the obstacles to inner and outer peace created by current weaponry. Each week includes excerpts from the Sunday readings, times of silence, awareness of divinity living and acting within us and our world, and suggestions for the week. Useful for individuals but designed for groups, the weeks’ topics include the following:
~ Peace: What Are We Talking About?
~ It’s an Inside Job
~ Obstacles Were Made to be Transformed
~ Mary, who believed
• advent-2019- In Praise of Light, 12 sides, incomplete (8.8.16). This four-session resource helps participants deepen their appreciation of the awesome gifts of L/light and energy, starting from their creation and continuing into this season devoted to anticipating the Light of the World. Sunday Scripture readings are explored as well as Scripture quotes about Light. Groups consider
~ Creation’s Light
~ the Christ Light
~ Darkness in need of L/light (Shadow sides) and
~ Light within each person and all creation
Quotes from Laudato Si’ join quotes from saints and scientists.