Category Reflections

A pilgrim among the pilgrims

“Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem”

A monthly group gathering on the last Thursday of the month, called “Praying Together in Jerusalem”, reminds me of the Psalm 122 and eventually becomes one of my favorite Psalms for my prayer during our apostolic ministry in our guest house at Ecce Homo, in the Old City. “I was glad when they said to ... Read more...

Walking in KZ Auschwitz

„Go and proclaim!

I did not know how to start to write this report, since the experiences in Krakow for these three and a half months have been very meaningful in our life with new feelings, knowledge and growing. So, one day I sat down and I asked God for the wisdom to write. I started when I ... Read more...

Pentecost-Shavuot

Shavuot celebrated today

“When the sickle has begun to cut the ears, you will begin to count seven weeks. Then you will celebrate the feast of weeks” (in Hebrew: hag ha-shavuot, cf. Deut 16:9). Seven weeks (and even fifty days, cf. Lev 23:16) after the barley harvest at Pesah, the feast of Shavuot celebrates the end of the ... Read more...

Resurrection is the “spaces” God offers to us

The tomb is not empty after all, God is completely there

Br. Élio, NDS shared with us his knowledge about the Resurrection on Monday Easter. He invited us to think about our tradition of faith from the biblical texts and Jewish interpretation. It is important to keep these dynamics between Synagogue and House of Study, one feeds the other and one should not take the place ... Read more...

Holy Thursday – Judas and Peter

“Let me be your servant… Let me be as Christ to you!”

“We are pilgrims on a journey. We are brothers on the road. We are here to help each other Walk the mile and bear the load.” (The servant song) “Knowing that“ his hour had come,” Jesus chooses to spend the last night of his life with his closest companions, one of whom would betray him, ... Read more...

Behold, the Man

Exergue of the book on the exhibition

Several of us went to see a remarkable painting exhibition -a ”first” in Israel- on Jesus seen through the eyes of Jewish painters. We were impressed by the impact of the Cross on these painters. One of them had lost his wife during the birth of their child, who died three years later. He tought ... Read more...

Purim 2017

The feast of an upside down world

Purim is the feast of an upside down world[1]. Indeed the book of Esther is full of oddness, incoherencies, things which seem to happen “by chance”, contradictions, even scandals. It begins like a fairy tale: A king who repudiates his wife because she refuses to attend a banquet (ch.1). He then convokes the most beautiful ... Read more...