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, Scriptures

When Was the First Cell Meeting?

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When Was the First Cell Meeting?
Apart from a search query on “Where was the Church founded”, there is also another one on “When was the first Bible cell meeting?”  I was thinking that this latter was about the Bible cell meetings we were having in ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage II: Mark 10:17-31

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Mark 10:17-31 is the gospel reading for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year B). Below is an outline of the text based on the sentence flow found here.
Augustiniana

Who Wants To Know About Augustine of Hippo?

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During our local chapter it was decided that we would have our own special celebration this year for the solemnity of St. Augustine. The celebration will consist of a triduum that begins on August 25 and a solemn mass ...
BEC, Christian Life, Ministry

My Interest in the BEC

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My interest in Basic Ecclesial Communities started when I did research on Latin America's Liberation Theology. I found BECs interesting because it made me realize that theology is not something one learns in school, but rather it is reflection ...
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 ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Ministry, Scriptures

Outlining a Bible Passage

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Two Saturdays ago, I introduced the activity of outlining a bible passage in our BEC Training Module. We associate outlines for term papers and speeches we are assigned to write. But outlines are also important for understanding an article one ...
Augustiniana, BEC, Church in the World, MGCP, Ministry

Ten Augustinian Values and the BEC

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Ten Augustinian Values and the BEC
One of the convictions that grew in me during my years at the Mother of Good Counsel parish is that the ten Augustinian values I have written about are best observed in people who are learning to make themselves into ...
BEC, Bible Apostolate, Church in the World, Lectio Divina, MGCP, Ministry, PREX, Scriptures

Records of an Ecclesial Experiment II

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Records of an Ecclesial Experiment II
Below are links to articles on this website regarding the BEC Project in our parish. It complements another article that I posted back in 2008. Much has changed in the way our BEC Project is carried out. ...
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 ...
BEC, MGCP, Ministry, Personal, PREX

The BEC Project and the PREX at MGCP

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The BEC Project and the PREX at MGCP
I was going through my old blogs and found out two that resulted from two events that really got me going in my ministry at the Mother of Good Counsel Parish in 2005. I reported for duty at the ...

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