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Broken Bay Institue  Mission & Spirituality E-News
www.bbi.catholic.edu.au No. 23 | 17 November 2014

The Broken Bay Institute strives to respond to the faith education and ministry formation needs of individuals, parishes, schools and ministry groups within the local Church.



Carmel introduces the season of Advent, introduces Arda Aghazarian and explains a Buddhist method of meditation which she has found aligns well with our sense of mission. She also outlines some readers’ responses to the September edition of the Newsletter.


Liturgy, Prayer and Contemplation as Mission

Veronica examines liturgical and personal prayer and how they fit into our understanding of mission.

Liturgy, Prayer and Contemplation as Mission


By Paul McCabe

Fr Paul reflects on Teilhard de Chardin vision of the Eucharist as the offering to God of the entire universe and the implications of this for our understanding of the Incarnation and the Transubstantiation of the Bread and Wine


Good One, Blessed Paul!

By Eileen Luthi

A reflection on the Eucharistic Prayer.

Sowing Seeds

By Joyce Higgins

Joyce contemplates the botanical parallels to Thomas Merton’s ‘horticultural’ ideas.

Advent ??? a Time of Becoming

By Niamh Brennan

Niamh reflects on Advent from a cosmological perspective. We are still changing, a species that is still becoming, in a world that is still becoming.

A Liturgical Memorial

By Rose Mary Harbinson RNDM

Sr Rose examines the significance of November in our Liturgical cycle as a time of remembering and praying for our dead.

Articles available on request

If any of the following articles interest you, please email our librarian at library@bbi.catholic.edu.au and request a copy.

Vatican News
  • The Synod on the Family
  • From Pope Francis
  • The Vatican on YouTube
Book Reviews
  • Silent compassion: finding God in contemplation by Richard Rohr
  • The sacred liturgy : Source and summit of the life and mission of the church, 2014
  • Liturgy and the new evangelization : practicing the art of self-giving love by Timothy P. O’Malley
  • Open Mind Open Heart by Thomas Keating
Poetry and Prayer
  • Poem – What is a Soul? by Anne Elvey
  • Quotes
  • Thoughts from Dancing Standing Still by Richard Rohr for your reflectionl
What's On
  • Mission and Spirituality Survey
  • A New Conversation in the Australian Church
  • Practical Theology in Oceania Conference
  • The Way of Peace resource
  • Middle East Conference
  • Government seeks changes to Asylum Seeker visas
  • Christian Meditation Conference - Canberra
  • Arda Aghazarian in Australia
  • New Resources from BBI
  • Movie: Seeds of Hope
  • Australian Veggies?
  • Liturgical Poster
  • Seasons of Creation resource
Featured Websites
  • Centre for Contemplation and Action (Featured Website)
  • World Community for Christian Meditation
  • Three Minute Retreats
  • Pray as you Can
  • Edmund Rice Centre for Justice Issues
  • What is a TPV?
  • YouTube clip – Finding God in the Depths of Silence
Reflection: Promise1

By Marie Farrell rsm

A poetic reflection on Jesus as Alpha and Omega, the Living One among us.


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