Thursday, January 07, 2010

New York Encounter

I am happy to spread the word of this event. I generally admire the Communion and Liberation movement.


Dear Friends,

I am very proud to invite you to the “New York Encounter” a weekend-long cultural festival of four exceptional events taking place on the weekend of January 16th.

“New York Encounter” - New York’s most “widely anticipated yearly cultural event” is organized by Communion and Liberation - the Catholic movement that organizes the annual Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge on Good Friday - and the Crossroads Cultural Center taking place the weekend of January 16th. Summaries of each presentation are below and details are available on the attached flier and at the New York Encounter website:

The “New York Encounter” cultural festival opens with a presentation on the Rimini Meeting - a week-long public cultural Catholic event that has been taking place in Italy for 30 years - at the New York Marriot Marquis hotel in Times Square on Saturday, January 16th at 8:30 pm. The presentation is titled: Rimini Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples: An Extraordinary Example of Faith lived in the Public Square. This event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday, January 17th at 2:30pm, there will be a presentation on “Charity.” The presentation - “Charity: Is It Possible to Live This Way?” - is a discussion on charity in light of the newly published third volume of Msgr. Luigi Giussani’s book Is It Possible to live This Way?” The presentation will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square and the speakers are: author and columnist Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete; Fr. Julian Carron, President of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation; and Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, theologian at the Divinity School of Duke University. This event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday evening at 8:00pm, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc, will be shown at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. The film will be accompanied by the Metro Chamber Orchestra and the Communion and Liberation choir. Tickets for this rare presentation are a modest $30 and can be ordered

New York Encounter will close with a presentation on literature titled “Words and the ‘I’: How Literature Helps Us to judge the world and our Experience.” The presentation will take place on Monday, January 18 at 10:00am at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City at 2 Exchange Place. Travel to the Hyatt Regency is as simple as taking a short 15 minute Path train ride from the World Trade Center site in downtown Manhattan. This event is free and open to the public.

I urge you to “come and see” how Christ continues to manifest His magnetic beauty in the annual “New York Encounter”cultural festival!

In Christ,

Henry Artis

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