Lets play a game of guess the charism.
Pick the religious order by using the following clues of what
- Therapeutic Massage
- La Stone Therapy
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Maya Abdominal Self-Care Workshops
- Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner
- Healing the Light Body Shamanic Practices
- Maya Abdominal Massage
- Introduction To Raw Food
- Native American Ceremonies
- Energy Medicine Sessions
- Reiki Sessions
- Lymphatic Drainage
- An Indepth Look At The Chakras
- Therapeutic massage with emphasis on trigger point,
chiropractic modalities, medical massage and relaxation techniques
enhancing circulation and the immune system
- Dances of Universal Peace
- Animal Spirits/Animal Guides
- Reflecting On Reconciliation in a Quantum Universe
What you can’t easily pick what
religious order this is by a listing of what they are teaching and
practicing? Of course with new agey Dominicans and Franciscans it is
harder to determine which one has gone further around the bend.
Catholicism is sometimes associated
with rosary beads, statues, Latin Masses and novenas.
But this brand of Catholicism centers on meditation, dream work, global
spirituality and inner peace.
Under the umbrella term Collaborative Ministries, the Wheaton
Franciscans offer an ongoing series of programs and classes at Maura
Hall on the campus of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton. The
program focuses on spiritual development and the healing arts.
“We were involved with ministries across the United States, and we
thought it was time to reach out to our immediate community,” said
Sister Gabriele Uhlein, who helped launch Collaborative Ministries in
2005. “It was our dream to provide a venue for spirituality to the
The name originated from the collaboration of the Wheaton Franciscan
Sisters and their covenant members, a group of laypeople who have a
special relationship with the sisters in their desire to follow the
traditions of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.
“Collaborative Ministries is grounded in the Franciscan dimension,”
Uhlein said. “St. Francis had a tremendous respect for God’s creation,
and we wanted Collaborative Ministries to reflect that.”
Some Franciscans seem to over-emphasize one aspect of Francis’
spirituality to the detriment of the rest of it. Too much
Brother Sun, Sister Moon and not enough Mother Church and God the Father.
Francis’ love of creation was due to his love of the creator.
Going through the Wheaton Franciscan’s site the most
you hear about Jesus and Mary is in there name Province of the
International Congregation of the Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary.
Though maybe I am being a little hard on them. After
all when you want to hear about animal spirit guides surely the first
place you would go is the Catechism, or maybe not. I say
Shaman on them for such as travesty.
They also prove my rule about Progressive Catholic Religious
web sites – that you will always find a link to the United Nations and
never to the Vatican. Something that Fr. Powell has also recently discovered
concerning the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and
Dominican sites and publications.