Monday, March 28, 2016

The Church is a Mystery?

What is the Church? If you had to define “the Church” in a single sentence, what would you say? Is it an institution, a structure, a gathering, a community, a people? All of the above, and more? On February 26th, we learned about what the Church is through one Bishop Robert Barron's video's entitled "The Mystical Union of Christ and the Catholic Church." 

A brief snapshot of the video "The Mystical Union of Christ and the Catholic Church"

Afterwards we had a discussion focused around the importance of the Church in our own lives as well as for those around the world. We followed that up with discussions regarding how the Church was related to Jesus and how it differed from other organizations, its job and the relationship between the Church and God. We learnt that the Church was an organization linking like-minded individuals  and that the Church unified people with Christ in order to have their sins forgiven. And finally, we learnt that both God and the Church are one in order to unite people around the world in the faith.

We followed up the discussion with "Saintspiration" focused on Saint Salvator of Horta, who was previously a shoemaker before he decided to join the Franciscan Order, and learned more about his life through a short quiz.

Saint Salvator of Horta healing the sick with the Sign of the Cross.

Afterwards we ended the night off with an impromptu singspiration (featuring Youtube).