Saturday, July 13, 2024

Pat Bearsley

In the master’s footprints

“I supported the Church as it was being born, and I will do so again at the end of time.” They are our founding words, The Society moves in that direction so to speak. They always served as an encouragement to us. Early on in this retreat, we reflected on the first part of that, Mary in the early Church. We can’t leave by avoiding the second part,... [Read more of this review]

A dangerous memory

St. John’s gospel says, “He handed over his spirit” and at that very moment of handing over his spirit, the church was born. Jesus in his poverty, a poverty whereby he actually died, triumphed  over death. As the German bishops, in that wonderful letter on poverty wrote, “He outwitted death.” In the very act of dying, of passing over his... [Read more of this review]

A creaking hinge

Most of the many, many other congregation’s dedicated to Mary have great respect for Mary and would look on her as more or less the boss, etc. etc. but we seem to be the only one to make such an explicit mention of Mary as superior. Moreover, it’s one of those threads of the tradition which is common to all four branches of the Society. As you know,... [Read more of this review]

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