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maandag, 14 april 2014 00:00

Getuigenisavond met Tim Guenard


Studenten en non-studenten zijn welkom bij deze event!

Tim, bekende franse spreker en vriend van pater Elias, komt zijn getuigenis geven (vertaalt door pater Elias) en ons een heel scherpe inzicht geven over waar God te ontmoeten is in het leven - vaak op zeer onwaarschijnlijke plekken.

Voor wie meer wil weten over wie Tim is dan is er best veel te vinden op de net. Hieronder vindt je een stuk uit het begin van zijn meest bekende boek, "Stronger Than Hate".
maandag, 07 april 2014 00:00

KSNL Gala 2014

Het gala vindt plaats op 31 mei 2014, vanaf 20:30-02:00

Voor katholieke jongeren van 18-32 jaar.
Georganiseerd door het Netwerk Katholieke Studenten Nederland (voormalige RKstudent.nl)
Kosten: €17,50 inclusief een salsaworkshop van een professionele salsadanser, 5 drankjes en een superlocatie!

vrijdag, 28 maart 2014 00:00

Paasretraite 2014


Van donderdag 17 april (16.30) t/m zondag 20 april (13.00) ben je van harte welkom op de priorij van
de broeders van St. Jan: de KSU paasretraite gaat weer van start! Doe je mee??! :)

Tijdens deze dagen zullen we ons voorbereiden op het feest van Pasen door stil te staan bij het 
lijden, de dood en de verrijzenis van Jezus. Hoe merken we Jezus’ aanwezigheid en zijn openbaring
aan ons, juist als we kijken naar alle duisternis in de wereld en in ons eigen leven?

Om alvast een tipje van de sluier op te lichten: we zullen de retraite beginnen met een heus
avondmaal op donderdag. Verder zullen we de kruisweg lopen, enkele overwegingen van de
broeders bijwonen en er zal genoeg ruimte zijn voor stilte en gebed. Tenslotte eindigen we natuurlijk
met een feestje!

Kosten: 40 euro alles inclusief.

Je kunt je aanmelden dmv ons aanmeldingsformulier via DEZE LINK (via deze link kun
je precies aangeven voor welke (delen van) dagen je je aanmeldt)

Here's a short and striking passage from Father Philippe about how the Apocalypse (the first of St John's writings), changed his way of seeing the Church at a time when the Church was experiencing weakness.

The Church must live out the Mystery of Christ

When John receives this revelation [the Apocalypse] he understands that the Church of Christ, born at the Cross, will have to live everything that Jesus lived. As Church of Christ she must follow Jesus, “follow the Lamb wherever He goes,” (Ap. 14, 4) and thus live everything the Lamb lived. She must live the Agony, the Cross, the Sepulchre. From this moment on, John looks upon the Church with completely new eyes. Prior to this revelation - as the French exegete Andre Feuillet points out - John had a perhaps critical view of the Church. As the last remaining apostle, John saw the first generation after the death of the apostles. Now after the death of the apostles, of those who knew Jesus and lived with Him, the Church inevitably experienced a period of weakening. John witnessed this weakening, a weakening that was hard for him to bear. It is then tha the Apocalypse revealed to him how intimately the Church is to be bound to the fate of Christ and with this revelation, John came to love the Church in an entirely new manner.

Fr. M.-D. Philippe, o.p., Wherever He Goes, p.72
 
dinsdag, 05 november 2013 22:38

No faith without philosophy


Some key quotes for concerning formation within the Church. Christian faith and theology require a philosophy capable, independently of faith, of reaching the existence of God and discovering the meaning of man's existence. Any formation or evangelisation which presents only faith and Revelation is like an eagle with one wing.

"I am thinking too of those responsible for priestly formation, whether academic or pastoral. I encourage them to pay special attention to the philosophical preparation of those who will proclaim the Gospel to the men and women of today...  I ask everyone to look more deeply at man..."
Pope John-Paul II, Fides et Ratio, n.106-107

"In our times... it is absolutely necessary to return to First Philosophy in its own right, given the fideism which has impregnated the intelligence of some believers today.  The encyclical Fides et Ratio demands of us a renewed search in philosophy, and one which returns to the source of philosophy, and which enables theology to truly renew itself and to develop in a more profound and more ultimate way... It is now necessary to take St Thomas' assertion seriously; philosophy is a wisdom, and one which touches the mystery of God by its own means.  The truth is that positivism and fideism are two forms of the glorification of subjectivity.  Positivism is a kind of scientific triumphalism in which man promotes himself to be the measure of reality by means of his knowledge.  In fideism the critical perspective comes first; in asserting that the intelligence has been destroyed by sin and that faith alone touches truth we make of ourselves the very judges of faith, for such an assertion is not in accordance with the Church's teaching.  The Church maintains that the intelligence is capable by itself of discovering the truth and the existence of God."
Fr Marie-Dominique Philippe, o.p., Returning to the source, Forward.

"Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God."
Martin Luther

 

dinsdag, 05 november 2013 22:07

Grace: transformation, not elimination

"...Faith and grace, however, do not supress our conditioning. Consequently, grace does not eliminate our heredity, our instincts, or our psychological make-up. Normally grace should transform our conditioning, but this takes time. This can be seen in converts. There is a grace of conversion, and at that moment everything seems easy. They are "struck by lightning" - as when one falls in love. A few years later, however, things become difficult. This does not mean that there is regression. It simply means that the psyche has not changed, that instincts have not changed, that it takes time for God's grace to transform what one is. Grace is the yeast that must make the dough rise, but this does not happen overnight."

Extract from Wherever He Goes, Fr. Marie-Dominique Philippe, o.p., p.168.
Paus Franciscus heeft mensen opgeroepen tot een dag van vasten en gebed voor vrede in Syrië. Hij zal zaterdagavond 7 september op het Sint Pietersplein met de aanwezigen bidden voor die vrede.
Bij de broeders in Utrecht (Gerardus Majella kerk) zal er stille aanbidding zijn vanaf het einde van de 19.00 Mis, en tot 23.00
maandag, 02 september 2013 20:33

KSU opening BBQ: RIO STYLE!!!

WIE: Jij en nog veel meer studenten
WAT: Een heerlijke BBQ, Rio Style
WANNEER: 12 september, 19:00 uur
WAAR: Leerhuis, Broerestraat 12 te Utrecht (ingang via de poort aan de zijkant) 
HOEVEEL: €7,-
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vrijdag, 23 augustus 2013 22:51

The Heart Must Break

"I am leaving this world where either the heart must break or turn as hard as iron"
Sebastian-Roch Nicholas Chamfort

"I cannot swear to everything I have said in this argument - but one thing I am ready to fight for in word and deed, that we shall be better, braver and more active men if we believe it is right to look for what we do not know, than if we think we cannot discover it and have no duty to seek it."
Plato

"Where caution is everywhere, courage is nowhere to be found. Our ancestors were not quiescent; we shall die of prudence yet, you will see."
A bishop of Poitiers

"Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously headed for early success, but, rather an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. The more unpropitious the situation in which we demonstrate hope, the deeper that hope is. Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism."
Vaclav Havel

These are a few of the quotes subtitling the chapters of The Heart Must Break - The fight for democracy and truth in Burma, by James Mawdsley. James refound meaning in his life after a period of deep disillusionment with life as western society sees and presents it. He did this by plunging into passionate and perilous friendship and struggle for truth. It was a journey which brought him multiple encounters with imminent death, bare-faced hatred and violence, and more pointedly with the depths of man's unavoidable need for the freedom to live and love that only truth can offer... a truth man has been willing to pay the highest price for. He was an ordinary university student who's story through confusion and bitter searching testifies to the beauty of life worth seeking and fighting for.

The Heart Must Break, James Mawdsley, Century 2001
dinsdag, 30 juli 2013 08:20

Cannabis Unmasked

Le Cannabis Démasqué, Brother Ambroise, csj.

"This is cannabis stripped of the cheap exterior afforded it by the opposing yet equally noxious a priori of virtuous well-to-do's and laxist ideologists. Because we're talking about a real human crisis which is taking place right infront of our eyes, on our street corners, at the gateways of our secondary schools.


In this book cannabis is unmasked by its own victims. At last! The originality of this courageous book is that it conveys a truth by moving back and forth between philosophical reflexion and daily experience, showing that cannabis attacks not only the body, but especially the intelligence, the sensibility, and the capacity to discern.


It is a worrying truth indeed, yet so too are the figures. Both need to be looked at face on.


It is also a truth full of hope. We need to listen to those who escaped from cannabis. They are without a doubt wounded and fragile, but they have also become strong because of their wounds and their fragilities.


Behind the mask of a drug that is slow rather than soft, this book opens the floor to those who live this crisis and this hope on a daily basis."



Le Cannabis Démasqué
, Ambroise Pic, 
Éditions du Jubilé 2008
Pagina 5 van 8
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