Posts Tagged ‘Spirituality’

Actress says the Church was her first theatre Comments 0

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Actress Theresa Healey told Stuff that lots of Catholics become actors: “I think it’s because we’re introduced to the concept of spirituality from an early age. Mass is a performance, it’s all rituals, mystery and symbolism. The transubstantiation, wine becomes blood, bread the body. The church was my first theatre, then the theatre became my Read more

COVID-19: Spirituality a fundamental part of wellbeing Comments 0

Thursday, May 21st, 2020
spirituality

The Salvation Army is concerned that the Government’s Health Response Bill, designed to empower police to deal with breaches of Covid-19 alert level 2 rules, does not consider spiritual wellbeing alongside physical wellbeing. The Army considers Sunday church services an ‘essential service’, as they offer spiritual health; a vital component of wellbeing. They say that Read more

Declining baptisms: Rethinking spirituality of Baptism Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The great doorway to growing in the Christian faith is narrowing from year to year in Quebec as baptisms have significantly declined in since 2012 and there’s no indication the trend will reverse. Confronted with a shift away from traditional practices of transmitting the faith in childhood, leaders in the Quebec church are rethinking how Read more

Joy Cowley a finalist in 2019 Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards Comments 0

Monday, July 1st, 2019
being human

One of New Zealand’s best-loved writers, Dame Joy Cowley, is a finalist in this year’s Ashton Wylie Mind Body Spirit Literary Awards’ Book category for her non-fiction work Veil Over Light. She joins four other authors from all over the country writing about issues as wide-ranging as global ethics, living cooperatively, mystical and shamanic practice Read more

Treat me with respect: Prayerful reflection with the movie “I, Daniel Blake” Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019
Fr Brian Cummings SM

At first sight there may not appear to be a great deal in common between director Ken Loach’s powerful movie, set in Newcastle in England, and the early Marist missions in the Bugey region of France. But while they are separated by 853 miles and 190 years, it is not too fanciful to suggest that Read more

Book on Loneliness one of the best in 2018 Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019
spiritual books of 2018

New Zealand-born author Father Gerald Arbuckle’s most recent book, Loneliness Insights for Healing in a Fragmented World has been included by the Spirituality and Practice website among the 50 best spiritual books of 2018. Arbuckle is noted scholar in both theology and anthropology. He is the author of many books, the most recent being: Laughing with God: Humor, Read more

Research: need for spirituality to be integrated into health system Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Spiritual care must be integrated into health system care plans, policies and training in order to reflect national guidelines and strategies more effectively, according to University of Otago researchers. In interviews with 24 cancer survivors, their whanau and health workers, the researchers found participants felt as if documentation of their spiritual beliefs had the potential Read more

The spirituality of the Sunday run Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
spirituality

There is nothing intrinsically holy about a “16 Weeks to Marathon” spreadsheet, GPS watches or the neon accents of running shoes. But, for a certain class of runners, there is no denying the spirituality of the long run. There are no pews, steeples or chapels in this church. It is a social movement complete with Read more

New Joy Cowley book to be launched Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018
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A new book of spiritual reflections by Joy Cowley, one of New Zealand’s favourite and most influential spiritual writers, is to be launched at St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria in Wellington at the end of October. Veil Over The Light – Selected Spiritual Writings by Joy Cowley, will be launched on October 27th at 4pm. Read more

The Enneagram, helping people’s spiritual growth Comments 0

Monday, July 30th, 2018
Life

A Catholic priest who provides spiritual direction and counselling for people from all walks of life uses a unique way of distinguishing personality traits. Father Stephen Truscott SM PhD said the Enneagram is among the field of psychology that talks about personality profiles. In his role as Fullness of Life Counsellor and Spiritual Director, Fr Read more