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Tips for the Discerner by BirdBath for Discerners on Oct 15, 2008On Listening to the WordChoosing the right congregation should not be the primary consideration of any young person who is thinking of becoming a religious priest, brother or sister.The starting point is always the Word of God because the call uses t...



Abuses in the convents (part 1) by BirdBath for Discerners on Apr 1, 2008This might be a harsh, drastic statement but I have observed that formands who have been victims of emotional abuses as a child, bring out the abuser in the formator.O course, most of these happen unintentionally or even unconsciously. It is not a qu...



On Pluralist Communities Part 1 by BirdBath for Discerners on Mar 31, 2008If I maybe daring enough to say that the biggest threat to formation today is not provided by the external environment, it is set in the closedmindedness of some of the senior members of the congregation who will make up the formative community of to...



WedTips: Signs of Abusive, Authority Based Relationships by BirdBath for Discerners on Mar 11, 2008Authority figures (AF) can be parents, partners, teachers, principals, supervisors, religious figureheads, cult leaders, etc. Dependents can be children, partners, students, employees, religious followers, etc. What matters is that there is a power i...



Tuesdays with Rei by BirdBath for Discerners on Mar 10, 2008Tuesdays with Rei: Post-mod Gen Habits(The Tuesday edition is a simple exposition on the habits of the post-modern generation of formands. Again, fornators are to exercise caution and avoid using these researches as labels or judgments on the young p...