I'm passing on this announcement for a friend... I really like the Communion and Liberation movement. They are an example of a healthy spiritual association that forms its members to authentic freedom. By contrast to unhealthy cultic groups, C&L is also is about more than just collecting money for the overlords.
I am very pleased to share information about an exciting group of lectures on art being sponsored the Crossroads New York Cultural Center and I want to personally invite each of you to these free lectures.
Details about the lectures are listed below and on the attached four flyers (one flyer for each lecture) and I would greatly appreciate it if you'd distribute this information to all your contacts.
Religious Awareness in Art from Prehistory to Today:
A Course in Art Appreciation
Lectures by Dr. Francis J. GREENE, Art Historian
• Wednesday, November 7 , 2007 at 7:00 pm
Prehistoric Cave Art, Egypt, Greece and Rome
• Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 7:00 pm
Early Christian and Medieval Art
• Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 7:00 pm
Renaissance, Baroque, and the 19th Century
• Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 7:00 pm
The 20th Century and the New Millennium
November 7 – December 5, 2007 at 7:00 pm
Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway, New York
As many of you already know, Crossroads New York Cultural Center was born in Fall 2004 as the initiative of four friends who are members of Communion and Liberation, the international movement in the Roman Catholic Church that was founded 50 years ago by Monsignor Luigi Giussani and was defined by Pope John Paul II, as "one of the beautiful fruits of the Holy Sprit for the Entire Church."
At the roots of Crossroads there is a shared interest in culture and the desire to communicate in New York the remarkable vastness, openness, richness, and profundity of the cultural life and passion for what is human that springs from the education to the Catholic faith taking place in Communion and Liberation.
What characterizes Crossroads New York Cultural Center as a Catholic cultural center is that particular ability, that can come from the event of Christ present here and now in His Church, to encounter people and to look for, and give value to, everything that is true, good and worthy of praise in all the expressions of human life. Therefore, the suggestion of Saint Paul - "Test everything, retain what is good" (1 Thess. 5:21 ) - sums up the ideal of Crossroads much more than any pre-determined subset of issues or people who fall under the 'Catholic' label.
With this passion and with this cultural horizon, we have begun our adventure and I invite you to join us in this adventure by attending this and all the Crossroads New York Cultural Center events.
And if you have not already done so, please visit the Crossroads website at http://www.crossroadsnyc.com/home.html