Category: Christian Unity

DAY 1 – Testimony: Florence Irvine (Catholic) – Northern Ireland

The most important aspect for me of living as a member of an ecumenical community in the Sword of the Spirit, is the daily praying and sharing of my faith and life with brothers and sisters from different Christian denominations, now for almost 40 years.  I grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the 1960s/70s, […]

DAY 1 – Meditation: January 18th from Br. Joe

John 15: 16a “You did not choose me I chose you.” The idea of ‘chosen-ness’ to many people can smack of elitism.  God’s choices, however, are not based on the superior qualities of any person or group.  He chooses people to be something and to do something. He chose Israel to be a light to the nations and fulfill his […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

Week of prayer for christian unity - the vine and the branches

Introduction The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is actually an eight-day observance or “octave” of prayer. It has been this way since the beginnings of this international movement in 1908. This is now the Sword of the Spirit’s 11th year of participating internationally in this worldwide observance.  This year we are using the Bible passages proposed […]

God Smiled

I would like to share briefly with you about my most recent ecumenical experience in the National Congress “Pray Together for Mexico”.

Ecumenism of Blood

How can the ‘ecumenism of blood’ lead to a deeper ecumenism of heart and mind?

A Path to Unity

Perhaps there is another mystery at work when martyrdom and persecution go together, as so many Christians in the world are experiencing today: they lead to deeper unity among those who suffer.

The Challenge of Living in Lebanon

I had no other option but to turn to the Lord. These times of difficulty have taught me to grow in humility, surrender my life and trust in the grace of God: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness”

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is actually an eight-day observance or “octave” of prayer. It has been this way since the beginnings of this international movement in 1908.

Pentecost 2019 – Together Once Again

Approximately one hundred Christians (Catholic and Evangelical) got together on Saturday the 15th of June to celebrate Pentecost 2019 – Together Once Again.

The Witness of an Ecumenical Marriage

My name is Franciny Jimenez. I’m a devout Catholic. This past July I married a man who is not a Catholic, his name is Uriah Wilson. He is a Baptist.