Put Out into the Deep:
The Beauty of the Apostolate
"There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. There is nothing more beautiful than to know Him and to speak to others of our friendship with Him. "
-- from the 2005 inaugural homily of Pope Benedict XVI
“As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
(John 20:21 )
Archbishop Smith previews Year 5 of Nothing More Beautiful, in the context of the Year of Faith and the centenary of the Archdiocese, at the September meeting of parish representatives. Video runs about 29 minutes.
Nothing More Beautiful in the Year of Faith from Archdiocese of Edmonton on Vimeo.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our fifth year of Nothing More Beautiful takes as its focus the beauty of the lay apostolate. As "salt of the earth and light of the world," (cf. Matthew 5:13-16) lay people are sent by the Lord into society with the leaven of the Gospel in order to transform the world! Jesus, sent by the Father out of love for the world, in turn sends us as agents of that love (cf. John 20:21).
What does it mean to evangelize the family, the workplace or the political and social order? These are the questions to be addressed in our first three sessions. The final two encounters will close our five years of Nothing More Beautiful. A special celebration of sacred music inspired by the beauty of the faith will take place in April. Our closing evening, on our patronal feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, will be a solemn celebration of the Eucharist, in which we give thanks to Almighty God for the blessings of NMB, and from which we shall be sent forth to announce the beauty of the Gospel to our world.
We are "clay vessels" that possess the great treasure of the Gospel (cf. 2Corinthians 4:7). It is beautiful and exciting to heed the Lord's call to share it with the world!
+Richard W. Smith
Archbishop of Edmonton
Mark your Calendar!
Here are the dates for our fifth and final year of Nothing More Beautiful:
- Thursday, November 1, 2012
- Thursday, December 6, 2012
- Thursday, February 7, 2013
- Thursday, April 11, 2013
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Each event takes place at 7 p.m.
St. Joseph's Basilica, 10044 -113 Street, Edmonton
Full List of Presenters and Dates
Video Resouces, beautifully produced
The Catholic network Salt+Light Television will once again be producing TV programs and DVDs of the presentations at our Nothing More Beautiful encounters. Click on the S+L logo to visit their online store where you can order box sets of the first, second and third years' presentations. The Year 4 box set will be available in Fall 2012.
You can also find links to the Year 4 videos on our Year 4 page.DVDs of the Nothing More Beautiful presentations are also available for viewing through any parish in the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Do you have questions or comments about Nothing More Beautiful?
Administrative Assistant: Natalie Rose, phone 780-469-1010 ext. 2248
Archdiocesan Steering Committee Chair: Rev. Jim Corrigan, phone 780-463-8646 ext. 2227
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