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John Rutter’s Mass of the Children at Carnegie Hall

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John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children” is being performed by several choirs at the famous Carnegie Hall.

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage 57th Street & 7th Avenue, NYC

Tickets: $15! (Reg. $55)

The invite with special codes for the discount: Rutter’s Mass of the Children.pdf

New York Encounter 2013: Experiencing Freedom

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The bishops of
the United States have courageously chosen religious freedom as the cultural
expression of our Church’s response to the Holy Father’s call for a Year of Faith.

The New York
Encounter 2013
, whose theme will indeed be Freedom – not just religious
freedom, but the experience of what we call “freedom.” The New York
Encounter (NYE) is a cultural festival, open to the public which will take
place January 18-20, 2013 at the Manhattan Center (34th Street and 8th Avenue).

is an initiative of members of the international Catholic movement Communion
and Liberation
who seek to live the Catholic faith guided by the charism of the
Servant of God Monsignor Luigi Giussani.

The mystery of faith in a secular age is
at the heart of his teaching. Following Monsignor Giussani’s example, the
methodology of NYE is based on the experience of our humanity rather than a
purely intellectual presentation. As Saint Augustine expressed, it is one of
“confession” rather than “presumption.”

Among the various
events, all listed in the enclosed brochure, I would like to emphasize the
following two:

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., Mr. Paul Bhatti,
Pakistan’s Minister for National Harmony, will offer an eyewitness account of
the life of his brother Shahbaz Bhatti, the Pakistani Minister for Minority
Affairs who was murdered in 2011 for defending religious freedom in his
country. A real contemporary Catholic martyr!

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at
2:00 p.m
. there will be a meeting titled Faith, Soul of Life.  In a time when society is no longer
Christian, from where do we begin again? Father Julián Carrón, President of the
Fraternity of Communion and Liberation (who participated in the recent Synod of
the Bishops in Rome), and Father Peter Cameron, OP, Editor-in-Chief of Magnificat,
will address this fundamental question in light of the Pope’s writings for the
Year of Faith.

New York Encounter 2013 – Experiencing Freedom

The New York Encounter 2013 is forthcoming on 18-20
January 2013
. The theme for this year’s Encounter is “Experiencing Freedom.”

Our friends in the ecclesial movement of Communion and Liberation have put
together a wonderful moment of witness and education. Please find information
for the New York Encounter from the organizers. 

The proposed Program NYE 2013.pdf

Rimini Meeting 2012

Rimini 2012.jpgTHE most significant cultural and religious meeting in the world is held in the late August: “Rimini Meeting” in the seaside town of Rimini (Italy). From 19-25 August, The Meeting coordinated by members of Communion and Liberation attracts numerous speakers and more than 800K.

What is the Rimini Meeting, you ask? The answer is here
The work of the Meeting has been in progress since the late 1970s and it debuted on the world stage in 1980… and counting…generating a culture of dialogue and understanding among people.
This year’s theme is “By Nature Man is Relationship to the Infinite.”
Pope Benedict XVIs August 10th letter to The Meeting can be read here. (Must read!)
August 20 kick off review video presentation
Several video clips from the week’s Meeting can be viewed here. It’s really essential to spend the time listening to what’s happened (and happens to people).
One of the reviews of the Rimini week is seen here, produced by Rome Reports who has been ably following the progress of the Meeting.
The coverage of The Meeting is the best thus far in English followed at the link above, however, there is some information that is old and needs updating. Staying current in other languages is a challenge for the CL movement, one that is still somewhat an Achilles’ heel. But instead of swimming the River Styx we’ve moved to the banks. Media coverage in English is getting better (though our American works need help!)
An American equivalent of The Rimini Meeting is the New York Encounter held yearly in January. In 2013, the NYE will run 18-20 January.

New York Encounter hosts concert of classical music in NYC, November 30

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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