New York Encounter 2013: Faith, Soul of Life

A reflection on Christian experience in light of Benedict XVI’s writings for the Year of Faith

With Fr. Peter J. CAMERON, O.P., Editor-in-Chief, Magnificat, and Fr. Julián CARRÓN, President of the Fraternity of the Communion and Liberation Movement

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center and Communion and Liberation

The “Year of Faith” has been declared by Pope Benedict XVI, following his desire to give “new impetus to the mission of the whole Church to lead men out of the desert in which they often find themselves, to the place of life, of friendship with Christ.” To mark the beginning of it, the Synod of Bishops took place in Rome in October 2012 and was dedicated to “The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.” Fr. Carrón, who participated at the Pope's request, recounted his experience: “The starting point was the conviction, evident to all today, that faith is no longer an obvious presupposition. This situation not only regards faith as a personal experience, but it also has consequences for the life of nations, for whom fertile land can become an inhospitable desert. Perhaps the most significant sign of this desertification is the inability to discern a point from which to start again, even on the part of the keenest observers, who are always ready to point out what is lacking, but are powerless when it comes to offering suggestions for how to begin anew. … From where do we start again, then?” Fr. Carrón will address this fundamental question in light of the Pope’s writings for the Year of Faith.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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About this Event

Date: Sunday, January 20, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street at 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

About the Speakers

Fr. Peter J. Cameron, O.P.
Editor-in-Chief, Magnificat

Fr. Julián Carrón
President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation


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