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Broken Bay Institue  Mission & Spirituality E-News
www.bbi.catholic.edu.au No. 28 | 01 March 2016

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.


Welcome to our first edition for 2016. Our general focus in this edition is the Spirituality and Theology of Place. We only have to look at the television News to see the impact of Place on our lives and us on Place. Like all of Spirituality and Mission, this is about relationship and interaction between God, ourselves, others and the world.

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Feature Article
Places and Pathways

Torah insights for the Journey  by Teresa Pirola. A reflection on reading seemingly ‘dry’ passages of the Hebrew Scriptures and how to reflect theologically on them.

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A Place at the Table

By David Treanor

At L’Arche, people of all abilities, cultures, ethnicity, faith, genders and non-faith traditions choose to create mutual, meaningful relationships and share lives together in community.  These meetings primarily occur at our meal tables.

Moving from Place to Sacred Place

Towards a Spirituality of Places by Peter Mudge. Peter explores the vital connection between place, memory and identity.

Truth and Forgiveness

Discovering the Kingdom of God by Glenn Morrison. In this article, Glenn relates a theology of place to the encounter of truth and forgiveness in the Kingdom of God, and being called to become Children of God.

Vatican News
  • The Politics of Mercy
  • Pope Francis’ vision for the Holy Year of Mercy
  • Pope Francis’ Lenten Message
  • Synod Document on the Family
  • Women and Holy Thursday Foot-washing.
What's On
  • Company Directors’ Course
  • Spiritual Accompaniment Course
  • Catholic Ethics Course
  • Church Governance and Leadership
  • 12th Annual Bonhoeffer Conference
  • BBI’s 2016 eConference
Book Reviews
  • An Introduction To A Theology Of Place 
  • Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today 
  • A Christian Theology of Place
  • Spaces for the Sacred
  • Explorations in a Christian theology of pilgrimage
  • Out of Place:  Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink 
Poetry and Prose
  • Dadirri  by Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Bauman
  • Before Bed by Jonathan Hill
  • A Prayer from Urban Expression by Leonard E. Hjalmarson
  • From Gerard Manly Hopkins
  • Holy Ground by Monica Brown
  • Benediction by Blair Monie
  • Shelter by Eric Bogle
  • Quotes 
Features Websites
  • Columban Lenten Resource
  • Emmaus Productions resource for Year of Mercy
  • Eric Olsen  and the influence of place
  • The Celtic Concept of ‘Thin Places’
  • The Great Chain of Being
Growth In Discipleship or Decline?

Fr Dan Harding reflects on discipleship and what it means to live as a Christian

Walking the Camino

Helen Dingle reflects on her experiences on walking part of the Camino.

A Spirituality of Place

A Reflection on the meaning place can have for us all.


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