Item description for Together on the Road: A Vision of Lived Communion for the Church and the Priesthood by Massimo Camisasca...
Overview Timely in today's world where priests are desperately in need of a positive perspective on their way of life. Together on the Road offers a perspective of hope and strength in friendship, giving priests encouragement to connect with each other and find support for their vocation.
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Studio: Pauline Books & Media
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2005
Publisher Pauline Books & Media
ISBN 0819874167 ISBN13 9780819874160
Reviews - What do customers think about Together on the Road: A Vision of Lived Communion for the Church and the Priesthood?
good stuff Jan 22, 2006
This book is full of surprising insights, which are all the more surprising because they seem so normal at first glance. For example, Camisasca writes "without a permanent sense of wonder, there cannot be mission." I have been a missionary for some time, but never have I heard this expressed so clearly and simply. After the initial enthusiasm wears off, what remains to sustain my mission? This insistence on wonder was crucial for rediscovering the source of energy for my mission. Thanks Fr. Camisasca!
Mission is the expansion of communion Jan 22, 2006
A friend of mine recommended that I read this book after I told him about my disappointment in a mission trip my parish organized. He quoted this line: "Community is not a group of persons who get together in order to accomplish something; communion is an essential dimension of the `I'. Hence, there is a fundamental priority of staying over leaving, an awareness that mission is not and cannot be the solitary and solipsistic song of a generous heart. Mission is the expansion of the communion that we live together." When I read that, I finally understood what was missing in our missionary project and why it left me feeling alone and powerless in front of the suffering of other people. Fr. Camisasca, proposes that mission must be the expression of community. I wish he had been leading our mission!
Love and difficulty Jan 22, 2006
"I would go so far as to say that, if we do not see our brother as an obstacle, we cannot love him." With this phrase, Fr. Camisasca expresses one of his most remarkable ideas. Seen with the eyes of faith, human difficulties are not obstacles to be overcome but rather the very means of arriving at true love. Fr. Camisasca has structured his vibrant missionary community around this idea, insisting that his priests live together in houses of at least three members. This book details many other aspects of these innovative communities, whose structure is eye-opening and full of useful ideas for priests and families alike. I highly recommend this book.