L.A. Congress

Come stop by the SCRC booth at L.A. Congress !  We will pray with you, share the good news of Jesus Christ and celebrate our Catholic faith.

Learn more about this event at http://www.recongress.org/

The theme chosen for Congress 2015 See flows from the blind man’s extraordinary encounter in John 9:1-41. Reflecting on this amazing scenario our imaginations are stretched, we are drawn to see beneath the surface and discover the paradox: the blind man is the one who sees while the seeing ones are entombed in their own darkness.

Spiritual blindness is at the center of the exchange and the challenge for all is to see at a deeper level, see with the heart as suggested in the following dialog:

“Why is everyone here so happy except me?” asked the disciple.
“Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere,” said the Master.
“Why don’t I see goodness and beauty everywhere?”
“Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.”

God is at work in the world right now performing miracles, sharing life and light. Can we see God’s wondrous deeds? Are we mindful of God’s presence in all of life, in creation, in joy, in pain and in struggle? God is there. Where are we? Novelist Paulo Coelho, author of “The Alchemist” says, “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is different; each day brings a miracle of its own.”

We are encouraged then to renew our vision, open up to the life-changing Light of Christ, and lead others to See anew.

– Sr. Edith Prendergast, RSC
Director, Office of Religious Education

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