Opening the gift of communication

Through the writings of Blessed James Alberione, I have come to deepen understanding of balance in the spiritual life. Alberione considered everything a gift of God that invited our unwrapping and response. The gospel of John influenced Alberione’s spirituality: “We all live off his generous bounty, gift after gift after gift” (John 1:16) A Pauline charismatic element is “know the gift of God.” Alberione opened all the gifts available to him: scripture, great religious traditions in the Church, church documents, theology, the Eucharist, press, radio, television, etc. hoping to create a great synthesis in Jesus Master as he defined himself “way, truth and life” (John 14:6). Holiness consists, he wrote, in living in Christ as St. Paul lived Christ until we say it is no longer I who live, Christ lives in me (Gal. 2:20). Alberione sought and solicited the reunification of all sciences around theology, proclaiming the dignity of all branches of knowledge. According to him, whatever the subject studied, ultimately it was to study God, the author of all things, and of all the sciences which are the interpreters of created reality. Sr Margaret Kerry,fsp

Inculturation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Asia

From Sr Veritas Grau FSP, Chapter 6 of her Doctoral Thesis

Format of Film Analysis
Films Selected for Analysis
Karate Kid I, II, III
Holy Smoke!
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Pick up the Cameras

 “We need to put down the censors’ scissors and pick up the cameras” because “the power of the cinema surpasses that of the schools, the pulpits, and the press and always has greater effects”: these are the words of Blessed James Alberione, who initiated his cinematographic activity on March 18, 1938.

Blog under construction...

This blog is awaiting confirmation by me from sisters working directly in the field of media studies and spirituality. Sr Rose, Sr Marie Paul and Sr Hosea's blogs are listed here. This blog will be reflective of Blessed James Alberione's thought with respective commentary and insight from Paulines such as Fr. Sassi, Superior General, Sr. Antonieta, Superior General, General Chapters, etc. It will also pull pertinant issues over from Sr Rose, Sr Marie Paul and Sr Hosea. Please read the rest of the posts to get an idea of the possible future contents. also comments on the reason for this potential space.

Sr Marie Paul's space for Spirituality for Communicators
This is a fantastic resource from Sr Marie Paul. 

Sample blogging (what is going to be here)

To communicate is to imitate the divine. Communication spirituality is a way of life that harmonizes Gospel values with the means presented to us in modern communication technologies. It is not a matter of flight from the means or a condemnation of the means. It is accepting them as gifts of God for apostles of today, saints of today. Blessed Alberione wrote: “We cannot pass ourselves off as reactionaries or supporters of ignorance. We will not be heard. The Church fears only ignorance, falsehood and incomplete knowledge.”

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Next Question

What should this page look like? Afterall we are going to be going into the deep of communication spirituality. Communication Media to be more precise. Actually this is for people who create the media stories and for media consumers. However we don't want to just consume. So this is a blog for media mindful creators. I will explain later...By the way I think I am going with blogspot...

Wordpress or Blogspot? That is the question

Beginning a blog for Communication Spirituality could be simple if I kept to the Blogspot arena. Why the need to make a choice? I will let you know as I continue to work on this site.