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Five Panel Presentations From 2010 Convocation

Prophetic Witness: Sr. Karen Elliott, CPPS; Evangelization: Sr. Christa Mary Jones, CPS; Covenant: Mr. & Mrs. Frank and Arline Niemas, CPPS Companions; Conversation Journey: Sr. Eileen Scheiber, CPPS; Reconciliation: Fr. Joseph Nassal, CPPS

In response to the keynote addresses at the 2010 Precious Blood Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri, six panelists offered their reflections looking through the lens of the spirituality of the Precious Blood.  The presentations highlighted five images from the spirituality of the Precious Blood: prophetic witness, evangelization, covenant, conversion journey and reconciliation.  

Convocation 2010 Keynote Address: Rivers of Living Water Welling Up Within

Barbara E. Reid, O.P.

This article is the Keynote Address given by Sr. Barbara E. Reid, O.P., at the 2010 Precious Blood Convocation on July 27, 2010.  The convocation was a gathering of approximately 300 members and lay associates of the Precious Blood Religious Congregations serving throughout North America.  The theme of the convocation was "Who will speak a word that will rouse them?  I can, I must, I will. Will you?" In her talk, Barbara Reid reflects upon the call to prophetic leadership in response to the needs of the church and the world today.

Peace Makers at the Foot of the Cross

Fr. Jack McClure, CPPS and D. Romano Altobelli, CPPS

With Chalice in Hand, We Stand at the Foot of the Cross: We, the women and men of the blood, stand at the foot of the cross where Jesus still bleeds; wars in our streets, wars in our neighbor's yeards, wars around the world. The Adorers of the Blood of Christ are Artisans of Peace: The adoratin of the blood of Christ ought to encourage the person to be a peace-maker; to construct peace.

Many Cultures-One Heart: A Spirituality of Tenderness and Compassion in a Multicultural World

Fr. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S.

One of the social realities which globalization has heightened has been the increasing presence of many cultures together. Cultures have, of course, always rubbed up against one another throughout history. But what we see today is that more people than ever are affected by what has come to be know as multiculturalism, that is, the situation in which people must learn to live with more multiple cultures simultaneously.

Witness to the Blood of Christ

Fr. Anton Loipfinger, C.PP.S.

Fr. Loipfinger writes: I wish to develope the following thoughts: The Precious Blood spirituality is truly a way of life, a way through life, a way of life, because therein we discover what is truly a fundamental spirituality which is an integral aspect of the Church, which makes us into apostles, and which leads us to the praise and glory of God.

The Gospel of Life

Pope John Paul II, Don Michele Colagiovanni

Excerpts from Pope John Paul II's Evanelium Vitae concerning the sprinkled blood from the Old Testament and the Blood of Christ. Don Michele Colagiovanni Evangelium Snguinis on the Gospel of Blood.

Precious Blood Spirituality and Its Symbols

Fr. Robert Schreiter, CPPS

This presentation will explore four basic symbols of Precious Blood spirituality. They are: covenant, cross, cup and the Lamb. All of these are rooted in the Scriptures, and evoke a wide range of meanings and memories. Each symbol will be presented as to its basic meanings as presented in the Scriptures, and then some of the meanings it haas for us today, both in our personal and communal lives in community, and also these connect with the work we do for the sake of the Church and the Reign of God.

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