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Thursday, 08 December 2022 07:34

Seminar on Spirituality in Prison

Spirituality in Prison: Resisting the Logic of War
December 10 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Warren Borg Ebejer

In light of the fact that war and violence are increasingly on the rise in our world, on our own European doorstep, but not just, what is a Christian response to war and persecution? Specifically, what goes on in one’s mind when they have been unjustly imprisoned? Where lies the Christian hope in an otherwise bitter and anguished condemnation of war? In this seminar, we shall look at how three men of the 20th century faced imprisonment and the harshest conditions of war first-hand; three men who incarnate a spirituality in war, not comfortably from behind the safety of their desks, but hellishly from the darkness of prison.

By stepping into their shoes and walking their personal Via Crucis, we may understand (1) what is means to be trapped in war; (2) how they resisted the logic of war, and (3) how they transformed their suffering. While the three men were not impervious to despair, we will observe how they gave witness to their faith with great fortitude. Through prayer and righteous action, Br. Raphael Tijhuis, O. Carm. (1913-1981), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1904-1945), and Cardinal Francis-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan (1928-2002) discerned the science of the cross and gave peace to a world that could not return their love.

Venue:
Zoom

How to Register:
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Cost:

The seminar is free of charge. However, if you wish to make a donation, you can do so:

    1. Via bank transfer to our account
      [IBAN. MT 28 VALL 2201 3000 0000 400 1797 9621
      [Beneficiary “Carmelite Institute”]
       
    2. By cheque addressed to “Carmelite Institute” for amounts greater than €20 (as per directive n. 19 issued by the Central Bank of Malta)

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