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Sing with me: SIGNORE LAUDATO SI

Sing with me: SIGNORE LAUDATO SI

Praise be! Saint Francis composed the famous Canticle of Creatures in Assisi. I was at the garden where he composed it. And then Formaggio and myself composed this song in honor of Saint Francis and the earth. If you have kids, sing with them and add the animals, plants, rocks, trees, fruits, rivers near you. And sing with the proper pronunciation. Formaggio and I say: grazie mille!   If you want to use this song in your community or your family, here are the lyrics now with the chords added by my brother Marcelo Rosa English Teacher. Add or exchange…

What is left of me in that house I grew up?

What is left of me in that house I grew up?

The house I grew up in São Paulo was sold. I can now see how presences become ghosts and how spaces once filled with life lose their spirit. We grow up, we leave the house, our parents get sick, die or need to move and the house which once was a castle, a shelter, a place of belonging becomes a memory of entire lives, a close-distant place, a landscape filled with moments that made who we have become. Like a polaroid that freezes many years together, the shiny picture loses its color and gives space to something else. I lived…

Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology

Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology

Decoloniality, Theory and Methodology Conference: (From) Coloniality and Religious Practices: Liberating Hope 04-08 April, 2019 – São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil – International Association of Practical Theology Cláudio Carvalhaes A band begins playing the music of Gilberto Gil: Um Sonho Throughout the lecture this video is on screen: you can see the performance below, the lecture starts at 0:32 minutes. Introduction I want to express my gratitude to those of you who are here. I would like to thank all of the people of the International Association of Practical Theology, especially to Prof. Dr. Júlio Cézar Adam and Prof. Dr. Valburga…

The Asylum Seekers/Immigrants Are Coming! God save us! by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Gregory Cuellar

The Asylum Seekers/Immigrants Are Coming! God save us! by Cláudio Carvalhaes and Gregory Cuellar

  The Asylum Seekers/Immigrants Are Coming! God save us! Cláudio Carvalhaes and Gregory Cuellar   The initial caravan of precious people, about 7000Asylum seekers that has dwindled in its numbers now, mostly from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are coming! Or we should say the mob of immigrants, or the onslaught, the assault, the attack of dangerous immigrants coming to destroy the United States one and for all. Our super militaristic country is now at the mercy of these immigrants. Thank God we have a strong president now!   The danger is such that the president of the United States…

Teopoética Litúrgica e a Estética da Noite – “Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto”

Teopoética Litúrgica e a Estética da Noite – “Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto”

Teopoética Litúrgica e a Estética da Noite  “Faz Escuro Mas Eu Canto”     Fogo!… Queimaram Palmares, Nasceu Canudos. Fogo!… Queimaram Canudos, Nasceu Caldeirões. Fogo!… Queimaram Caldeirões, Nasceu Pau De Colher. Fogo!… Queimaram Pau De Colher… E Nasceram, Tantas Outras Comunidades Que Os Vão Cansar Se Continuarem Queimando. Porque Mesmo Que Queimam A Escrita, Não Queimarão A Oralidade. Mesmo que Queimem Os Símbolos, Não Queimarão Os Significados. Mesmo Queimando O Nosso Povo Não Queimarão A Ancestralidade. Nego Bispo Antônio Bispo Dos Santos Quilombo Saco Curtume Em São João Do Piauí/PI[1] Vivemos tempos sombrios. O mundo vai se escurecendo, e caminhando…