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Erma Rosano

In response to: Martyrdom, truth and dignity

Erma Rosano

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 Permalink 11/05/11 @ 18:59
Instructions to Build a Windmill

In response to: Digital Resurrection

Instructions to Build a Windmill

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

 Permalink 06/05/11 @ 19:50
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In response to: HONEY... HONEY... HONEY...

Utility Warehouse UK

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 Permalink 03/05/11 @ 20:02
Klement

In response to: Speaking from the heart

Klement

dear brother Castillino,thanks for your heart-sharing.
wish that many of us will take it … from south africa, fr. vaclav

 Permalink 27/04/11 @ 17:28
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In response to: Formation to communication

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 Permalink 25/02/11 @ 12:51
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In response to: Formation to communication

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 Permalink 25/02/11 @ 12:51
chatnrj

In response to: Digital Resurrection

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 Permalink 29/10/10 @ 03:33
chatnrj

In response to: Digital Resurrection

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 Permalink 29/10/10 @ 02:58
chatnrj

In response to: The thrill of being a human

chatnrj

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 Permalink 29/10/10 @ 02:56
chatnrj

In response to: 'Litany' after Communion

chatnrj

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 Permalink 29/10/10 @ 02:50
Legalsounds

In response to: Never give up!

Legalsounds

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 Permalink 26/10/10 @ 23:21
Legalsounds

In response to: The Better Samaritan

Legalsounds

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 Permalink 26/10/10 @ 23:21
Legalsounds

In response to: Digital Resurrection

Legalsounds

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 Permalink 26/10/10 @ 23:21
Legalsounds

In response to: Never give up!

Legalsounds

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 Permalink 26/10/10 @ 21:39
Nikon Coolpix

In response to: Never give up!

Interesting post. Well done and good luck with your very great work. Will pop back soon for more read, thanks.

 Permalink 17/10/10 @ 21:55
Bobbie Mizia

In response to: Vocation and Vocation Promotion

Thank you for this. How about a good joke? Susie’s husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months. Things looked grim, but she was by his bedside every single day. One day as he slipped back into consciousness, he motioned for her to come close to him. She pulled the chair close to the bed and leaned her ear close to be able to hear him."You know” he whispered, his eyes filling with tears, “you have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you stuck right beside me. When my business went under, there you were. When we lost the house, you were there. When I got shot, you stuck with me. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. “And you know what?""What, dear?” she asked gently, smiling to herself."I think you’re bad luck.”

 Permalink 17/10/10 @ 16:48
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In response to: Digital Resurrection

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 Permalink 17/10/10 @ 09:17
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In response to: Prayer

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 Permalink 17/10/10 @ 09:16
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In response to: Digital Resurrection

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 Permalink 17/10/10 @ 04:37
moonlight

In response to: Digital Resurrection

moonlight

At an Apple store today I observed a young boy about the age of 3 playing at a large monitor on a low table, obviously set up for children’s play while parents were occupied. He was totally engaged. A few minutes later, to my surprise, there were not just one but two young boys playing - the other at his own monitor, same age, same clothes - identical twins. I could pick the father out in the store because of the disproportionately small backpack hanging from his shoulders. He would check in a few moments and then be off, leaving his digital babies to play.

 Permalink 21/09/10 @ 07:27
Abraham M. Antony

In response to: Faith tested in suffering and failure

Abraham M. Antony

Another fine reflection. Thanks, Honeyman!
Abraham

 Permalink 01/09/10 @ 08:12
Elnora Moore

In response to: Women and Jesus

Elnora Moore

I agree with you. I think that there are more faithful christian women even today than men.

 Permalink 20/07/10 @ 17:47
Youtobest

In response to: Jesus, the prostitue, the men and me... all alive!

Youtobest

I read this post via the twitter feed. It was interesting to see both sides of the what will be an ongoing story.

 Permalink 10/05/10 @ 19:17
Maynard

In response to: Jesus, the prostitue, the men and me... all alive!

Maynard

You mention some good points. Nice read thanks.

 Permalink 11/04/10 @ 10:20
Shelby

In response to: St Joseph and Acceptance

Shelby

Thanks for the great post.

 Permalink 05/04/10 @ 22:26
raphygordon

In response to: Vocation, priesthood, brotherhood...?

raphygordon

Be a good follower of christ. Live in truth!

 Permalink 03/04/10 @ 08:16
Verdun

In response to: Poverty and asking the right Questions

Verdun

I think what you mentioned in your post interests me!

 Permalink 30/03/10 @ 22:54
Unknown

In response to: Poverty and asking the right Questions

Unknown

Interesting article i totally agree with the comments above. Keep writing

 Permalink 24/03/10 @ 00:44
Abraham M Antony SDB

In response to: St Joseph and Acceptance

Thanks for this addition! Just a word about the great Joseph:
I have often felt that one of St. Joseph’s greatest assets was his reflective SILENCE. It was the reflective atmosphere of silence that favoured his MAKING SENSE OF WHAT WAS BEING ASKED OF HIM FROM ABOVE. But it was a paradoxically ACTIVE silence! In Matthew’s early chapters, Joseph is silent in words, but eloquent in his actions. And his tranquil acquiescence holds out so much significance in Salvation History! If only we could have more such men today in the Church!
Keep blogging, Honeyman!

 Permalink 21/03/10 @ 18:01
Abraham M Antony SDB

In response to: Jesus, the prostitue, the men and me... all alive!

Good reflection! Keep it up!

 Permalink 21/03/10 @ 17:45
Rev.. Geoff Nelson (Presbyterian, USA)

In response to: Jesus, the prostitue, the men and me... all alive!

Rev.. Geoff Nelson (Presbyterian, USA)

Great meditation. But was the woman a prostitute? She is not labeled such in the gospel. May she simply have been a woman caught with a man not her husband? And why is the husband not equally condemed by the crowd? Questions I have always had of this text.
Nevertheless, Jesus cuts through all our questions, with the grce and mercy of God. Thank you for your short, incisive reflection.
Grace & peace to you.

 Permalink 21/03/10 @ 14:13
Abraham MA

In response to: Religious: Signs of exaggeration!

Good contribution!
Just something for fun: Some of us are really HELL BENT ON LIVING this/that life. The solution rather is to be HEAVEN BENT on living our vocation! Ha ho!

 Permalink 16/03/10 @ 14:59
Abraham MA

In response to: Vocation, priesthood, brotherhood...?

Good reflections!
From a biblical perspective, our call is to actualize/fulfil God’s WILL, i.e., living a life of HOLINESS. “This is the will of God - your sanctification …” Now, holiness is achieved in different states of life. Everyone has to discern & find out the manner in which his/her sanctification can take place. To think that this or that vocation is the ideal/best path for all is wrong. There is NO BEST VOCATION. There are only specific vocations, God’s will of holiness-for-me-to-be-actualized-in-this-specific-state-of-life. There is only the best vocation for me! There are no generic religious or generic priests. One’s belonging to a specific religious community, for instance, MARKS OUT ONE’S WAY OF BEING/BECOMING HOLY. Sanctification/Holiness is our project, or rather God’s project for us. Our specific vocation is our means. But holiness is possible & obligatory in every state of life. I think the ‘greater’ dimension you have in mind is SANCTIFICATION BEING ACTUALIZED in life THROUGH MY SPECIFIC CALL TO SERVE THE YOUNG.
By the way, John Rasor, as far as I know, is a BROTHER. (You have used Fr. before his name!)

 Permalink 16/03/10 @ 14:31
Abraham MA

In response to: Baptism!

Hello Honeyman,
I wish you all the best!
You are doing a good job!
Keep it up!

 Permalink 16/03/10 @ 13:46
Abraham

In response to: Convergence of energies

Abraham

You have said it well!
The idea of national-level centres of specialization (in place of multiplication of similar structres and consequent fragmentation) goes for other sectors as well: e.g., centres of religious studies!

 Permalink 16/03/10 @ 13:42
Castilino

In response to: Poverty and asking the right Questions

Castilino

Perhaps if more and more of us constantly ask ourselves such questions, there is a brighter chance that the next generation will be challenged to do the same. However, no guarantee that they will. But that should not stop us from doing what we are supposed to be doing. And as you say dear Fr George, we may once again begin inspiring people to be religious and not managers or administrators.
Thanks for the reflective contribution!
Castilino

 Permalink 16/03/10 @ 05:36
George K

In response to: Poverty and asking the right Questions

George K

Dear Castilino,

You will continue to ask these type of quetions until realization will dawn on you that we have abandoned our charism of working for the poor and anadndoned youth and that we do not promote vocations anymore to religous life but recruit vocations to run our institutions.

 Permalink 16/03/10 @ 04:30
Eduardo

In response to: The curse of institutionalisation

In my opinion, material of this article is very useful.

 Permalink 12/03/10 @ 20:26
Castilino

In response to: Of formees and street children

Castilino

For me this has more to do than with poverty. It has much to do with convictions in life and attitudes we grow up with. But as you say, the first visible and tangible expression of this is through the way we conceive, believe and practice poverty!

 Permalink 28/01/10 @ 13:03
jf

In response to: Of formees and street children

jf

Actually this goes to the heart of Salesian poverty! If we live a truly poor life in the evangelical sense of that term (which is not just ‘a lack of…’) then our hidden energies are released to be available for the good of others. On the other hand, if we adopt a ‘this much is enough’ attitude to life, then we cannot claim to be poor. So, if, as you claim, this is a problem at the formation level, it seriously needs addressing.

 Permalink 28/01/10 @ 12:02
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In response to: Allow your children to hate you

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 Permalink 21/01/10 @ 08:57
nursery Admissions in delhi Schools 2009 2010 2011

In response to: Education by contagion

A drop of honey.. this actually describe your blog. sweet.

 Permalink 12/01/10 @ 14:54
Castilino

In response to: The curse of institutionalisation

Castilino

You have a point there dear Fr Julian. All I rue about is the distance we keep widening between people and ourselves. Lost in all our ‘administrative tasks’ we barely are available for people in flesh and blood. The focus is what I put to question!

 Permalink 07/01/10 @ 09:11
admin

In response to: The curse of institutionalisation

admin

I’m going to disagree with you on this one! I actually think your picture of Jesus heading out down the road there in Hyderabad is rather romantic but not quite up to the mark (rather more dangerous than Palestine’s dusty paths might have been; he’d have to have eyes int he abck of his head, I think, to survive while waving and ‘high-fiving’).
No, I think your Jesus - I mean if he had your job - would be doing what you have been called to do, and that’s going to involve the computer, unfortunately! Probably he’d turn his ‘high fives’ into digitally appropriate ways of keeping in touch with the masses. Anyway, that’s my rupee’s worth on the matter.

 Permalink 06/01/10 @ 09:25
mary margaret kujawa

In response to: The curse of institutionalisation

mary margaret kujawa

a poorhandmaid of jesus christ suggested to me in 1960 when i was at a bording school to say little tiny thoughts to jesus as i go to class hurrying or climb steps or walk to study hall or whatever i need to do make a habit of “i love you notes” i call them. i am now 64 years old and still email my love notes to jesus and god the father via the holy spirits web site our communion with god. it might help in our busy days.

 Permalink 05/01/10 @ 11:51
Castilino

In response to: Vocation, priesthood, brotherhood...?

Castilino

Dear Fr Rasor,
Thanks for the contribution! It helps my search for deeper meaning and authenticity with regard to this whole debate raging within me. Furthermore I could very well use such help to explain the wider implications of our call to be Salesians!
Thanks, once again!
Castilino

 Permalink 16/12/09 @ 05:28
John Rasor

In response to: Vocation, priesthood, brotherhood...?

Good question, Castilino.

Fr. Vigano’ back in 1980 wrote a letter on “The Lay Element in the Salesian Community". In it, he says:

The Salesian priest or cleric who has no knowledge of the practical values of the lay vocation in the Congregation lacks a true Salesian awareness; and the same goes for the Brother who knows nothing of the sacerdotal dimension.

Somewhere else he warns about candidates who settle on the Salesian congregation as a path to the priesthood, instead of candidates who want youth ministry and are looking for a path to that – which may turn out to be Salesian priesthood or Salesian brotherhood.

 Permalink 15/12/09 @ 18:08
salesianos_hoy

In response to: Don Bosco, Gandhiji and the Guardian Angel

salesianos_hoy

Hola mi nombre es Ana Circe de Puebla en México, aqui hay un oratorio que se llama Don Bosco y el 16 de agosto de 2012 cumpliremos cien años, con motivo de esto estamos realizando varias actividades entre ellas un podcast llamado Salesianos Hoy y nos gustaria que todos los salesianos en el mundo lo escucharan.

La direccion es www.poderato.com/donboscopuebla

y tambien que dejaran ahi sus comentarios para saber que nos escuchan.

gracias

 Permalink 08/10/09 @ 23:29
Julian

In response to: Salesian books on Lulu.com

Julian

Hi Castilino,
You could add nine:
- Digital Virtues (jbf) 1021109
- Hacking the way to heaven (jbf) 5912363
- Autobiografia dalle lettere di Don Cimatti (G. Compri) [first of three volumes - in Italian] 7339257
- Salesian, Communicator (SC Department) SC Handbook - English
- Le Salésien, un comunicateur - French 6391874
- O Salesiano, un comunicador - Portuguese 6382668
- El Salesiano, un comunicador - Spanish 6380261
- SC Documents (SC Dept) - English 6369622
- Documenti CS (Sc Dept) Italian 6324754
- Project of Apostolic Life (Sal Coops) 1697620

To be noted that the SC docs are ‘direct access’ rather than General, so I’d need to provide a URL… if there are a number of requests I’d open them to general access for a period.

 Permalink 03/10/09 @ 09:35
Julian

In response to: "Return" to Don Bosco!!!

Julian

Don’t ya just love it?
Make sure maria Arokiam gets a copy - and we can look forward to his next book of stories!

 Permalink 30/09/09 @ 12:40