Category Reflections

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...

Tu BiShevat 5778

In 2017 this feast will be February 11th

“Tu biShevat “ (the 15th day of Shevat the 11th month of the Jewish calendar) is a feast which is mentioned in the Mishna: “The 1st of Shevat is the new year for the trees, according to Beith Shammai; however, Beit Hillel says that it is on the 15th of Shevat”.(Mishna Rosh Hashana 1,1). After ... Read more...

Discipleship

The lamp of the Lord is burning

What is the meaning of discipleship? The answer to this question can be easily found in a dictionary but the deep meaning of this simple word goes further than a sentence or a description about someone who follows somebody else. The discipleship is a relationship between two persons, the master and his or her disciple. ... Read more...

Feast of Hanukkah and Christmas

We can celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas with the Jews

“We can celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas with the Jews the light of God and wish that it will illuminate the world with true joy and hope” On December 1st and 7th, our classes with Sr. Anne Catherine discussed about Hanukkah and Christmas. Do these two celebrations have any correlation with one another? We discussed this ... Read more...

Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace

Pope Francis message on World day of peace January 1st 2017

The Pope’s message for Peace you can download here as pdf in several languages: Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace 1. At the beginning of this New Year, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious, civic and community leaders. I wish ... Read more...