Year: 2017

The Brotherhood of Hope: Reconnecting With Our Roots

The Brotherhood of Hope is a community of Catholic Brothers radically consecrated to Jesus by vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience in a common fraternal life.

“God does not elect the excellent but brings the elect to excellence”

Just like the endurance of Khachkars,(made of stone found all across Asia Minor) the faithfulness of Emmanuel community is demonstrated in this article.

Bringing God Our Emptiness

A meditation by Sam Williamson of how God wants us to relate to him.

Special Report on Sword of the Spirit Communities in Extreme Weather

In the last month we have witnessed the immense power of nature and its effects in human society. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and violent earthquake in Mexico are only a few examples of this.

Living Single for the Lord in the Sword of the Spirit

From the 9th to the 13th of August we celebrated the seventh International Conference of the Bethany Association in Glasgow, Scotland. 26 sisters gathered from 10 countries and many different cultures but together in one same ideal: to love the Lord with an undivided heart, being totally consecrated to him and making him our portion and our treasure.

On Holiday – the Place to Be with Brothers and Sisters

Some 700 members of 11 communities in the Sword of the Spirit’s Europe and the Middle East Region (and some from further afield) made their way to a small town in northeast Belgium for a holiday together.

The future of the Charismatic Renewal after the Golden Jubilee

The Golden Jubilee of the Charismatic Renewal in the Catholic Church just held in Rome has been described by many as “an ecumenical Pentecost,” with Pope Francis being the foremost to insist on the “ecumenical character” of this renewal from its inception.

I will pour out my spirit on all people

The 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal was celebrated in Rome at the Feast of Pentecost, 4th of June. The event attracted tens of thousands of members of the renewal, and many came early for days of prayer events, talks and seminars.

Good News from Aleppo

The brothers and sisters from Emmanuel Community in Aleppo Syria just finished a long-awaited retreat in the first week of June where they came upon a renewed commitment to the vision and mission they have from the Lord. There are about 60 people in the core community. Earlier this month an additional 19 made their commitment to join this core group.

All In for Christ: Kairos Summer Games in the Philippines

The members of Christ’s Youth in Action along with the youth of Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon looked forward to the Summer Games, an annual event where they come together in a highly competitive environment, and yet relating to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.