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The “experience” of Edmund Rice (lives on in our HEARTS).

“A founding Charism has been described as a three-fold gift by its very nature.

It involves:

  • A unique faith vision – for Edmund Rice this was presence

  • A unique form of living; the call to wholeness that is attractive and dynamic – for Edmund Rice this was compassion

  • A unique response – for Edmund Rice this was liberation

Presence. For Edmund life was about apprehending or being present to an already existing relationship with God, and then responding to this relationship by being present to and loving that which Jesus loves. This presence becomes a radical humanising process for the invitation to be present to and examine our current humanity and decide what kind of human we might be. The reality is we are defined by the quality of our relationships.

Compassion. For Jesus the quality of our human life is dependent upon our nurturing of compassion: “….to be compassionate is to be ‘womb-like’: life-giving, nourishing, embracing. As God is, so we are to be.” (Borg)

Liberation. Compassion by definition demands action to address tyranny and oppression. Justice is the social manifestation of compassion. It is about providing a critical education and deliberately provoking consciousness-raising in learning about the way systems control and limit authentic growth.”

D. McLaughlin - The Price of Freedom, p 250-252

  • A Founding Charism +

    The “experience” of Edmund Rice (lives on in our HEARTS). Read More
  • Edmund Rice Prayers +

    We dedicate ourselveds to work together Read More
  • Two Poems +

    Edmund Rice poems by Hugh Sharpe cfc and Ralhael Consedine PBVM  Read More
  • Magnificat +

    Like Mary, help me to proclaim a new way Read More
  • Feast Day Mass - Edmund Rice +

    Mass for the feast 5th May Read More
  • Feast Day Blessing +

    Blessings to all our Brothers and members of the Edmund Rice Network Read More
  • Litany of Blessed Edmund Rice +

    Plant peace firmly in our hearts and in our world Read More
  • Blessed Edmund's Our Father +

    - forgive us our blindness toward each other Read More
  • Blessed Edmund Rice Paraliturgy +

    Grant us the courage and care of Blessed Edmund Read More
  • Prayer for Edmund Rice Network +

    We as colleagues in the Edmund Rice network... Read More
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