WORLD RELIGIONS: HINDUISMNearly four thousand years old, Hinduism is truly one of the oldest living religions on Earth. It is a fascinating faith with countless sects and practices but no identified founder and no specific formal doctrine. Hinduism and some of its spiritual and meditative exercises, such as yoga and transcendental meditation, are actively practiced by over one billion people around the globe. Not only has Hinduism influenced other major religions, such as Buddhism, Jainism and the Sikh tradition, but it has also had a powerful effect on culture and daily life worldwide. Travel to exotic locations to observe how religions have shaped cultures, changed history, brought us closer together and thrust us into war. World Religions: Hinduism will be presented at Noon on Thursday, April 26th in the Parish Library. "The study of religious traditions other than our own may well be the greatest contribution we can make as individuals toward the cause of global peace." (Virginia Smith, St. Anthony Messenger Press)
I'll bet you thought the greatest contribution was catechesis of Catholicism and conversion.
Twelve Apostolic Women (Joanne Turpin)Jesus' most loyal disciples proved to be the women who had served him during his Galilean ministry and remained faithful to him even when authorities in Jerusalem sentenced him to death as a political criminal. When "the Way" began to spread across the empire, women often played a pivotal role in the establishment of house churches, the basic institution of the infant church. New Testament women could be considered apostolic in the way they lived and carried out the mission Jesus entrusted to his disciples and to all who would follow later: preaching the Good News through word and deed. All of the women portrayed in this book embody the enduring values and virtues necessary in answering the needs and longings of every age. The stories teach us much about discipleship and show us how we, too, can make ready to follow the Way of the Lord.Books in the library are available for a loan period of three weeks. The Parish Library is open during business hours and new titles are also located on the library shelf in the gallery. For more information about our library, please contact Christa Lucas.
Upon these bras I shall built my church.
NEW IN THE LIBRARY!What Jesus Said (and why it matters now)
Have you ever tried to personalize the stories in the Gospels? We can personalize a Gospel story by entering into its conflict, experiencing its energy and emotion, and letting it absorb us. When we connect with the story at this experiential level, it reveals something of our deepest longings and our ultimate hopes.... Personalizing the stories of the Gospels calls us to a deeper understanding of our identity in God and urges us to live out that identity in our everyday lives.
In What Jesus Said, author Timothy Fallon uses a wide range of contemporary examples everything from MAD Magazine and Washington Post articles to Saving Private Ryan and Steve Martin's film, Shopgirl, to help readers experience how God touches us in our own lives.
What do you think ladies?