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BEC, Ministry

The Tools of a BEC Leader

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One of the problems BEC leaders in urban areas have is that the members of their cell groups are professionals, college graduates and individuals who are daily in contact with representatives of other religions. To get ahead of them and be ...
Ministry, PREX

PREX Opens the Door to the Social Doctrines of the Church

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The National Association of PREX Secretariats is holding its 11th National Convention in General Santos City this February. The convention is going to be significant because it opens the door of a lot of parishes in the Philippines to ...
Augustinians, Ministry

Augustinian Friars in the News

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Augustinian Friars in the News
The Lancaster Diocese has a new bishop, and he is an Augustinian Friar:  the Rev. Michael Campbell, OSA.  He has been coadjutor bishop for the Diocese since March 2008. He takes over from Bishop Patrick O'Donohue who has retired.  More news ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining A Bible Passage IV: Working on Themes

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Outlining A Bible Passage IV: Working on Themes
An outline of a bible passage is a summary for the close reading you make of a passage when you make a sentence flow of it. A well-made outline can serve one a lot of purposes later on, especially ...
Bible Apostolate, Ministry

How Does One “Konek Konek”? III

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The series of articles on this blog about "konek-konek" arose from a question regarding how certain pastors/popular preachers relate one passage of the Scriptures with another one. This phenomenon has its "Catholic" origins from the Fathers of the Church who ...
BEC, Ministry

A Short Break from Vacation

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I am supposed to be on a two-week break beginning May 16, but because of a PREX seminar and an event at Maligaya VI, Bgy. San Vicente were scheduled today, I went back to Laguna yesterday. Our PREX seminar for ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Lectio Divina, Ministry, Scriptures

Intelligent Reading of Scriptures: Revisited

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Some ten years ago I wrote a series of articles for Suite101 on "Reading Scriptures Intelligently". I wrote those articles for the general reader who wants to get more from his/her reading of the Scriptures. What I wrote ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians

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Outlining a Bible Passage III: Colossians
It is one thing to outline a bible passage from a narrative like the Gospel of Mark.  It is another thing to outline a passage from the Pauline letters or any discursive type of biblical literature.  The key is to ...
Ministry, PREX, Scriptures, Spirituality

PREX and Other Things

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PREX and Other Things
Last Sunday we saw fourteen new graduates from our Parish Renewal Experience.  Together with this new group, four others who finished our first BEC Ministry Training Program also received their diplomas.  These will undergo further training as they begin their ...
BEC, Scriptures, Theology

The Spiritual Senses of Scriptures and the BEC

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I think it was Carlos Mesters (was it from the book “Fiori senza difesa”?) who made me realize that the BEC is the place where the Spiritual senses of the Scriptures unlocked, discovered and lived.  But in the schema he ...
BEC, Ministry

BEC and Scriptures: The Questions We Ask

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In BEC meetings, the text of the Sunday gospel is read three times. After each time the Gospel is read, questions are asked. After the first reading, the listeners are encouraged to ask questions about the text. Most often, questions ...
BEC, Scriptures

Sentence Flows: Towards a More Objective Study of the Sacred Text

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A post at the Bible Workshop Forums simply illustrates the importance that an exercise such as the creation of Sentence Flows can contribute to a Bible study session in a cell group.  The post goes:
BEC, Church in the World, Ministry

BEC Holy Week Recollection

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BEC Holy Week Recollection
Last year, the BEC Advanced Team had its Holy Week recollection. It was attended by the group I have been meeting every Sunday for the past four years. Today, April 3, 2012, we had our first recollection attended ...

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