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Cherry blossoms flourish from trunk — Washington DC

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." —Henri Matisse

Entirely captivated, amazed, and delighted by *this* cherry tree, which has a few delicate pockets of blossoms bursting open from its trunk.  Definitely a sign that truly beautiful things can come from unexpected places and paths!

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Cherry blossoms flourish from trunk — Washington DC

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." —Henri Matisse

Entirely captivated, amazed, and delighted by *this* cherry tree, which has a few delicate pockets of blossoms bursting open from its trunk.  Definitely a sign that truly beautiful things can come from unexpected places and paths!

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Every year, the Pope asks a person or group of people to write the meditations for the evening torch-lit Good Friday ceremony, which he presides over.

This year, Pope Francis has chosen Italian Archbishop Giancarlo Maria Bregantini of Campobasso-Boiano — a former factory worker, longtime prison chaplain, champion of the unemployed and fiercely outspoken critic of the Italian mafia.

In the meditations, the archbishop, who belongs to Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata, looked at how the wounds and suffering of Christ are found in the wounds and suffering of one’s neighbours, family, children and the world.

The Vatican has released the text, along with commentary and prayers for the 14 Stations of the Cross. Click here for the English text of the Stations.

Click here for the text in other languages and also an archive of previous years reflections.

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Beautiful !!! \O/

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Beautiful !!! \O/

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Calla Lily Valley by Yan L

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Calla Lily Valley by Yan L

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Led by Benedictine Fr. Laurence Freeman of World Community for Christian Meditation. This is the second talk in a series being broadcast throughout Holy Week. Give it a few seconds to load.

Click here for the complete webcast schedule.

The videos are also archived and so will still be available to view after the live broadcasts. “The Community is happy to provide these live video talks free of charge. However there is an expense involved and they are asking if you can contribute anything towards this cost that it will be greatly appreciated.”

Extracts from Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault’s Palm Sunday sermon given at Christ Church Cathedral Vancouver, BC on 13.3.2014.

"We are about to embark on Holy Week, the most sacred and mystical passage in the Christian year, when we ritually re-live and re-claim the very epicenter of Christianity, as Jesus reveals the depth of love and wagers his very life for the reality of the premise he has staked his whole ministry on: that love is stronger than death — love is the strongest power in the world —­­­ stronger than fear — stronger than hatred — stronger than division — stronger than violence. This is the moment, this week, when we again have the opportunity in a very special way to enter into this mystery of love with him, confront our own fears and shadows, and emerge as shareholders in his resurrection — not only through faith but through our own lived experience." ………….

"We need to hear the word “love” mentioned as we go into Holy Week. As we stand here in a world so abruptly and sometimes brutally awakening to discover ourselves as one — interconnected, fragile, radically dependent on our great spiritual traditions to reconnect at the point of the heart… As we stand at that place in our world today, we must come to see that despite the venerable input of tradition, that the exclusivistic, judgmental, punitive theologies we have promulgated are a luxury the world can no longer afford. The epicenter of Christianity is Love, and this week we enter the epicenter. May we do so in Love.”

Click here to take you to read more and also mp3 recording of her homily.

Sources

Image 2 http://madisondream.centerblog.net/rub-LIVRE-D-OR-un-petit-message-d-amitie-pensez-y-.html

Image 3 http://unconditionedconsciousness.tumblr.com/post/82375353335

Image 4 Artist Leszek Forczek frpm http://pastorblog.cumcdebary.org/?p=79

Image 5 http://www.dioceserimouski.com/lit/spir/vendst2000.html

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Dove Love by JonRista

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Dove Love by JonRista