Participation in Community as a Shared Project

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Shared Project

Generative Communities

Second Experience:
Participation in Community as a Shared Project

Our colloquium on Generative Communities has borne fruit in this second experience on Participation in Community as a Shared Project.

The  four encounters of each day will be developed from a colloquium to be held 6-7 January 2015, Atchison Kansas, especially the paper on “Participation in a Shared Project”.

We have developed this series of experiences for communities of men and women, religious and secular in order to enhance the experience of those who are “seeking life”.

These facilitated days will each consist of four encounters comprising scripture, presentation, shared response, poetry and group activity.

Second Experience: Participation in Community as a Shared Project

Participating communities and organisations: Ealing Abbey, Naos-Institute

Fr James Leachman and Fr Daniel McCarthy are developing the content and dynamic of the second experience around the following framework:


First Encounter: The human person as the ground of identity, a reflection on scripture and the human person.

Second Encounter: Jeannine Guindon’s formation of a shared project.

Third Encounter:  Participating in a shared project in the teaching of Jeannine Guindon.

Fourth Encounter: Participation in community life as a shared project.

Pre-requisites for participation in this day’s four encounters. It is recommended that participants in this second experience day will have already attended the first experience in four encounters of the Generative Communities day on ‘differentiated representation of self.’

An openness to discuss the significance of human experience and a willingness to use Sacred Scripture as a resource.

Reading which may give a background to the theory and practice:

Jeannine Guindon, The Integral Human Formation of Candidates for the PriesthoodUnknown-11-102x150tr. T. Prendergast, Sherbrooke, QC: Éditions Paulines, 1993.

Julien Alain – Jeannine Guindon, Prendre sa vie en main: L’enjeu de la vingtaine, MontréalPaulines 1992.

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