Series 3 - Faith and Sharing

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CA ON00389 17-3

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Faith and Sharing

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  • 1974 - [1995] (Creation)

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103 audio cassettes.- 15 videocassettes

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Series consists of 103 audio cassettes and 15 videocassettes made during Faith and Sharing events. <p>The Faith and Sharing Federation /Foi et Partage is a bilingual Catholic organization with a mandate to deepen and foster the experience of Christian community through week long retreats. The principal function of the Faith and Sharing Federation is to organize annual retreats however they are also active during the year through local communities.</p> <p>The first Faith and Sharing retreat was held in Marylake, Ontario in 1968 and was led by Jean Vanier, A retreat is usually a five or seven day excursion to a retreat centre or church that consists of time for personal prayer, a presentation based on biblical scripture by one or more animators and group meetings where people can share their experiences. Mediation, relaxation and silence are a primary focus of the retreats; music and song are also considered important and there is often a theme song chosen for a retreat. There are

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Title based on contents of the series. For more information, see the Faith and Sharing/Foi et Partage fonds. From an email from Sr. Sue Mosteller: "Faith and sharing: Faith and Sharing is a 'cousin' of L'Arche. It is a completely different organization and has to do with giving retreats where people with disabilities and others meet and pray together. It exists in North America mainly and began when Jean Vanier came to Canada to give retreats in the 70's and 80's. Then others took it on and organized and gave the retreats as well. Canada has a strong Faith and Sharing Community both in the west and in Quebec.</p>"

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