Spain could soon become the first country in the world to give chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and other great apes some of the fundamental rights granted to human beings under a law being proposed by members of the ruling Socialist coalition.
Explore the Garden of Eden!
Visit your Ancestors!
See St. Nicholas and tell him what you really want for Christmas!
Pray just like Jesus….
And do all of this without leaving the friendly confines of the South Room of the Ministry Center!
Join Father Michael to learn the primitive human spirituality of shamanism! Shamanism is not a religion or a cult. It is a spiritual methodology as old as humanity itself. So much of the Bible and our Catholic spiritual tradition are rooted in shamanism, but we have forgotten this simple, human spirituality.
So, enrich your life — not just your spiritual life but your whole life by exploring a different reality. It is the reality that Christ called the Kingdom of God, and you can visit it on Tuesdays, the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of June from 7-8:30pm in the South Room of the Ministry Center.
Father Michael will teach the basics of shamanic spirituality: spiritual cosmology, sonic driving, journeying, working with spirit guides and teachers and healing — all from such a good, Catholic perspective that the Pope himself would be honored to lay on the floor next to you to retrieve your lost power animal!
Most people find this form of meditation easier to do lying down, so you will probably want to bring a blanket or mat. Also, bring paper and pen to journal your experiences. If you have any questions, please call Father Michael at 847-825-3153.
Unfortunately not a parody, but a story reported by Matt C. Abbot on Father Michael Wanda, associate pastor of Mary Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge, Ill. The Catholic Encyclopediasays about the word shaman that it is "a word derived by Bantzaroff from Manchu saman, i.e., an excited or raving man." The definition seems to be right on the money in this case. I find it pretty funny that he says the Pope would be honored to lie down next to you you to retrieve your lost power animal. Now I know the Vatican’s translation service is slow, but I think I might have heard about a Wednesday audience about power animals. Though in this case I think the pope if he were to call a power animal he might call a Rottweiler for Fr. Wanda instead of a nice fluffy kitty of which the Pope prefers. It is no surprise that Shaman starts with sham.