All posts by Andreas

A journey in to the Psalms

,,Psalms- Songs from the heart of Israel’’

With a wonderful prayer on Monday January 7thwe started a Psalms program called ,,Psalms-Songs from the heart of Israel’’. Gathered from all over the world, sister and friends of Sion started this amazing journey through the Psalms for two weeks. On the first day, after a morning of introduction and orientation on what is going ... Read more...

Christmas 2018

Celebrating our Savior – A Little Reflection

“For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” Luke 2, 11 As Christians who live in a time where everything outside has often more transcendence than the inside we must not celebrate a date where material gifts are simply exchanged, but commemorate this with ... Read more...

Letter from Saint John in Montana, 12/2018

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, News on Nationalism and its fear of differences or 18 NGOs having to leave Pakistan as Pakistan is currently tightening its actions against Christian and secular aid agencies. Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Canada are up 60% with 360 reported incidents in 2017. All these realities cannot hinder the light to shine. ... Read more...

The best gift!

A trip to Bethlehem

Few days ago, when I saw the schedule for the next week, I was so happy to see that ‘Bethlehem trip’ was written down on the agenda. In my happiness, I forgot to think about a gift. I was going to visit my friends Mary and Joseph and their new baby, Jesus who is also ... Read more...

The Horizon Lights

Erikas meditation about Hanukah

This is my fourth article, I have been in Israel for 92 days and now I am going to celebrate the feast of Hanukkah. Jews celebrate the victory of light over darkness, honesty over dishonesty and a deeper spirituality over materialism. This commemoration marks the struggle of the Jews against their oppressors for the right ... Read more...

Joy and Community

These two words describe our first week together

After a few days of rest on my arrival in Jerusalem, we finally began this adventure of living together in community. We started by spending some time Identifying and assimilating our differences as a group: cultural, generational and those of personality. But at the same time, we thanked God for each of these contrasts for ... Read more...

A Journey!

,,Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path’’ (Psalm 119:105)

If I have to give a name of this week it would be: JOURNEY. From two points of view. The first one is Helen’s long journey from Costa Rica to Israel. The second one is our retreat. I am going to speak about the second. As for the first point I will let Helen tell ... Read more...