Monday, August 13, 2012

Cross of Victory Pilgrimage 2012

There was not a Discussion of  HESUS JOY CHRIST  last week as I was away on the Cross of Victory Walking Pilgrimage to Martyr's Shrine in Midland, Ontario.

Martyr's Shrine was created to honour the seven North American Martyrs who were killed by the Iroquois in their attack on the Hurons ( Ouendat ) and the French Jesuit Mission of St. Marie ( Among the Hurons ), in the 1630's .

We left Saturday morning, August 4th, after Mass, and started walking from Terra Cotta to Midland, with a one day retreat and rest on Sunday, August 5th, at a Catholic high school in Caledon East. Then from Monday to Saturday we walked up to 25km a day, with Mass each morning, until we arrived at Martyr's Shrine on Saturday, August 11th, for Mass around 2 pm. 

We met up with about 50 pilgrims from Brampton on Saturday night, then we were joined by about 50 pilgrims from Guelph, and 10 pilgrims from Hanover on Monday night.  On the last Saturday, if not earlier, we met up with anywhere from 500 to 1000 Polish pilgrims from Toronto.

So to tide you over, I intended to post this, but I was unable to get to the internet.

Here is a quote from the introduction to  Man and Woman He Created Them – A Theology of the Body , by Pope John Paul II .

“Theology of the Body” was proclaimed by Pope John Paul II, in his general audience addresses in St. Peter's Square on Wednesdays from September 5th, 1979 to November 28th, 1984. There was a brief break in these addresses in May of 1981 until November of 1981 when the Pope was shot by an assassin.

As I find it difficult to find references for the idea of balancing whole and part, I was pleased to find this quote in the Introduction to Theology of the Body by Michael Waldstein :

“There is an apparent opposition between analysis and meditation: in a meditation, one assumes a receptive posture as one slowly ponders a whole in its meaning; in analysis, one takes a more active role to resolve the whole into its principles and elements. Yet the two movements of thought complement each other. 1 ”

1 Page 17, paragraph two, Introduction by Michael Waldstein, Man and Woman He Created Them – A Theology of the Body, Pauline Books & Media, 50 Saint Paul's Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-3491.  ISBN 0-8198-7421-3
Copyright © 1986, 2006, Librerea Editrice Vaticana, 00120 Città del Vaticano, for the original catechetical texts of John Paul II and the then Cardinal Karol Wojtyla.  The texts may be found on the Vatican website:
Introduction, index, and translator's notes accompanying text © 2006, Michael Waldstein
Edition copyright © 2006, 1997, Daughters of St. Paul

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