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Friendship as sacrament

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Published by Alba House in New York .
Written in English


  • Friendship -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
  • Love -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
  • Interpersonal relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
  • Spiritual life -- Christianity.

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Bibliography: p. 97-99.

Statementby Carmen L. Caltagirone.
LC ClassificationsBV4647.F7 C35 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 99 p. ;
Number of Pages99
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2528092M
ISBN 100818905328
LC Control Number88003404

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The power of friendship is something which is addressed in verses throughout both Old and New Testaments such as in Proverbs and John True friendship sanctifies for it reflects God’s gift of friendship with the believer. It is a mirror that points out our shortcomings and flaws – . ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xvi, 99 pages ; 21 cm: Contents: God is here and now --Friends, prophets, lovers --Presence and intimacy --Compassion and reverence --Fidelity --Affirmation and confrontation --Sharing our stories --Touching God --The agony of friendship --Where friendship leads --We long to see the face of God. For the first few Thursdays, I’m pulling some nifty sentences and paragraphs from a book called Sacrament as Friendship. It was written in the ’s by a Catholic spiritual director. The book is an intense plunge into the idea of “spiritual friendship” for those of you who want to dive deep into the subject and don’t mind a little.   After years of community and friendship, I understood that we need friends who can be themselves, live their own lives, be their own persons, go their own way—and enable me to do the same. To love the other without letting go of the self, to honor the fullness of the self without losing sight of the other, that is the sacrament of friendship.

  Friendship has been by far one of the greatest blessings in my life. I agree with the spiritual writer, Alice Camille, who says that friendship should be named the eighth sacrament. Why is friendship so important for our spiritual life? First of all, friends support and encourage us. Nation Vatican World Commentary Blogs Features Movies Books Travel Radio Resources College Guide. The Sacrament Of Friendship. God raises the love that is friendship to a participation in. “The Sacrament” by Olaf Olafsson, narrated by Jane Copland is one of those novels that shine in audio. Copland has a melodious voice, capturing the novel’s narrator, Sister Joanna perfectly. Copland has the lilt, accent, and tone that enhances the story of a nun who steadfastly follows her conscious while she understands she’s being /5().   THE SACRAMENT By Olaf Olafsson. Olaf Olafsson’s perceptive new novel tells the deeply felt story of Sister Johanna Marie, a French Catholic nun .

  The Fifth Step as “Sacrament of Friendship The only, how to put this delicately, book I treated in depth was Dan Barden’s neo-noir, The Next Right Thing. I’d read it in early. Sr. Carmen understands the power of friendship-- that through friendship, the Risen Christ comes to us and empowers us. This is a reading full of wonder it is an easy read with rootedness in scripture and tradition. This book will lead you to treasure your friendships even more and they are encounters with the risen Lord! A must read!   Like any good sacrament, we are brought to the crossroads of God, self, and others in a friendship. We are able to find the gritty way of loving God with everything and our neighbor as . Instead, Cooke claims, the primary sacrament is God’s love. Not just in the context of sacramental rituals, but everywhere, all the time, God continually extends love to all human beings. We experience this love primarily in human friendship, when we love others and are loved by them.