by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 03/07/2014 -
You are invited to our Taste and See Mass 13th July at the Shrine , St John Fisher’s Kearsley starting at 3.30pm with Holy Mass and followed by a shared meal, concluding at 5.30pm. In our last Taste and See on the Solemnity of Pentecost we looked at the roots of our faith and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Continuing with the Schoenstatt Hearts Afire we want to look at the second “set of roots” of our Faith in Schoenstatt’s spiritual way. Please come along and bring family and friends with you. Only this week great progress was made with the Mosaic Prayer Garden. Here is a picture of the meditation on the Holy Family of Nazareth and how they live their Covenant of Love with each other and God our Father.
For evangelisation to be successful and to remain vibrant, it needs to draw strength from the “roots”. The deeper and stronger the roots are, the more alive the tree will be, and the healthier the tree will be. In a certain sense, you could say that the roots are the most important part of the tree. It is so important for our spiritual lives and for the process of the new evangelisation, that we have clarity what our “roots” are, as sources of life, and also that we make sure that the roots of our tree are genuinely strong and vigorous. The second set of “roots” come from the original spirituality of Schoenstatt as a Movement of Renewal: The Covenant of Love with Mary, the graces of the Shrine, and the charism of its Founder, Father Joseph Kentenich.