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Dancing and praying in the nuclear age by Sister Martha Ann Kirk

We danced, “I am tired, I am weak, I am worn.”

I was born in the year that the U.S. dropped the first nuclear bombs. Now the United Nations is reviewing the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. What does Christ call me to do in the face of all the suffering that has come in the nuclear age?

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Come Holy Spirit by JoyBeth Lufty

Body Prayers, throughout the centuries and from many varied traditions, have been both simple and complex. They just have to combine physical movement, meditation, rhythm and repetition as a way of integrating Divine energy into our lives. Body Prayers include

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Catholics Can’t Dance? By Kathryn Mihelick

Some of you may recall my effort to get the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to affirm the use of dance as an appropriate, desirable, and affective form for worship. This effort began in 2001 and is still

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Dance Vespers of All Franciscan Saints by Betsy O’Neill

On November 21, 2009 members of the SDG NY/SW CT Chapter participated in a dance vespers service to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan Order. This “Dance Vespers of All Franciscan Saints” took place at All

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Motion is a Sacred Thing By Toni’ Intravaia Sacred Dance Journal (thenNewsletter) – Volume IV – 1961*

Motion is a Sacred Thing By Toni’ Intravaia Sacred Dance Journal (then Newsletter) – Volume IV – 1961* Combining the words “dance” and “religion” may strike a strange note to some ears, a joyful one to others, and to some

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