Is Your Vision like that of a Cyclope or of an Angel?

Is Your Vision like that of a Cyclope or of an Angel?

cyclopeIn one of the meeting of the formators, Fr. Mariano Sedano spoke of the image of cylopes and angels in relation to perspectives in life. It made me reflect on the theme further. The one-eyed mythological figures named Cyclops are found in ancient greek liternature and they made their way into our times through X-Men comic series. Cyclops in greek mythology are one eyed monsters who mostly lived in mountain caves and whose vision is limited because of their single perspective. They are very aggressive. They stand for those who look at things from only one perspective and are very much closed to other views. Such people can be intolerant, arrogant and abusive towards people who think differently.

On the other hand, angels have eyes all over (Rev. 4.8). “The cherubim had eyes all over their bodies, including their hands, their backs, and their wings” (Ez.10.12). .As messengers of God they have the vision of reality from all perspectives. In the ancient monastic tradition monks and religious are considered angelic because they are closer to God. In Vita Consecrata Pope John Paul refers to this idea when he says,:

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Learn about your Learning Curve

Learn about your Learning Curve

When students are offered opportunities In the formation house to learn a new skill such as playing musical instrument, learn a new language or a meditation method, many of them enlist their names for the training course.  If forlearning curve2mators do not accompany and challenge them to stand up to the test of perseverance, a good number of them back out within a short time.

This is because there is a period of frustration and lack of progress in any learning process. A learning curve will explain that movement. Observe the following diagram watch the movement of the learning line.

Notice the immediate rise at the beginning phase and then it drops to show the decline in learning pace and confidence level and then again it leaps up indicating the consolidation and mastery of the skill. This phenomenon is explained by the following two theories of habit formation.

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Papal Addresses on World Day of Consecrated Life

Papal Addresses on World Day of Consecrated Life

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19th World Dayof Conseratd LIfe -Homily (February 2, 2015)

18th World Day of Consecrated Life  –Homily (February 2, 2014)

17th World Day of Consecrated Life  –Homily (February 2, 2013)

16th World Day of Consecrated Life- Homily (February 2, 2012)

15th World Day of Consecrated Life  –Homily (February 2, 2011)

14th World Day of Consecrated Life –Homily (February 2, 2010)

13th World Day of Consecrated Life: Address  at the conclusion of the Eucharistic Celebration (February 2, 2009)

12th World Day of Consecrated Life: Address  at the conclusion of the Eucharistic (February 2, 2008)

11th World Day of Consecrated Life: Address  at the conclusion of the Eucharistic Celebration (February 2, 2007)

10th World Day of Consecrated Life –Homily (February 2, 2006)


8th World day of Consecrated Life – Homily (February 2, 2004)

7th World day of Consecrated Life- Homily (February 1, 2003)


6th World day of Consecrated Life-Homily (February 2, 2002)


5th World Day of Consecrated Life- Homily (February 2, 2001)


Jubilee of Consecrated Life- Homily (February 2, 2000)

3rd World Day of Consecrated Life- Homily (February 2, 1999)

2nd World Day of Consecrated Life – Homily (February 2, 1998)

1st World Day of Consecrated Life- Homily (February 2, 1997)

World Day of Consecrated Life – Message of the Holy Father John Paul II (January 6, 1996)