Webcasts: Middle Dutch Mysticism with Rob Faesen, SJ

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The six conferences by Rob Faesen, SJ were webcast live from Casa LeSalle in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24, 2013.

For these six Conferences, Fr. Faesen would like you to have the attach materials: click here to download a printable PDF version. The schedule will be as follows. All Conferences can be found below.


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CONFERENCE ONE

Foundations of Middle Dutch Mystics, Part 1

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We are sorry, but our internet dropped toward the end of our first conference.


CONFERENCE TWO

Foundations of Middle Dutch Mystics, Part 2

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Reflection Questions:
As you listened to the presentation on the Middle Dutch Mystics, were there times when it seemed that Ryken was very conscious of this spirituality and was influenced by its perspective? What were a few of the themes that seemed to influence Ryken ?

Ayant écouté la présentation sur les mystiques néerlandais, y a-t-il eu des moments où Rijken semblait très conscient de cette spiritualité et semblait être influencé par sa perspective ? Citez quelques thèmes qui semblent avoir influencé Rijken ?


CONFERENCE THREE

Jan van Ruusbroec – Life and works

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There is a Part B to this Third Conference:

Reflection Questions:
What experiences or situations from your own life come to mind when you listen to the description of Middle Dutch Spirituality and reflect on Ryken’s own spiritual experience? As you recall and reflect on these life events in the light of the insights of these spiritualities, can you sense a connection, appreciation and call to fuller participation in their formative influence in your life?

Quelles sont les expériences ou situations de votre propre vie qui vous viennent à l’esprit lorsque vous entendez la description de la spiritualité moyen-néerlandaise et que vous réfléchissez à l’expérience spirituelle de Rijken lui-même ? En vous rappelant ces expérience vécues et en y réfléchissant, ressentez-vous une connexion, une appréciation, une vocation à une participation plus complète à son influence formative dans votre vie ?


CONFERENCE FOUR

Turning toward God, the “common person,” Martha and Mary, Part 1

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CONFERENCE FIVE

Turning toward God, the “common person,” Martha and Mary, Part 2

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Reflection Questions:
If we consider our entire history as Xaverian Brothers, in what way does our charism, spirit and style of life embody elements of Middle Dutch Spirituality?

Considérant l’ensemble de notre histoire en tant que Frères xavériens, de quelle façon notre charisme, notre esprit et notre mode de vie incarnent-ils des éléments de la spiritualité moyen-néerlandaise ?


CONFERENCE SIX

Ecclesial dimension in Ruusbroec, later influences of Ruusbroec’s spirituality

July 24 3 PM (UTC +1, 9 AM EST)
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Part Two, after the return from coffee break:

Reflection Questions:
As we listen carefully, openly and non-judgmentally to one another and courageously, non-defensively and generously express our insights, do we begin to intuit a “shared aspiration” and a “creative imagination” that directs us toward a way of living that integrates and harmonizes our lives as Brothers (in prayer, community and mission)?

En s’écoutant les uns les autres attentivement, ouvertement et sans porter de jugement et en exprimant généreusement notre compréhension, commençons-nous à ressentir intuitivement une “aspiration partagée” et une “imagination créative” qui nous pousse vers un mode de vie qui intègre et harmonise nos vies en tant que Frères (en prière, en communauté et en mission) ?

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