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"God Moves in Us through Stories" article written by guest editor, Brian Braman from the Fall 2015 C21 Resources magazine

"We are storytellers. Stories shape who we are, where we come from, how we understand ourselves. There are stories of origins, stories of destiny, and stories of faith. Stories are the life-blood of culture and faith. Stories articulate the fundamental meanings and values of a culture, of a faith life." Brian Braman article

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Kerry Cronin on Navigating Life Decisions

Kerry Cronin shares her insights on Navigating Life Decisions at a C21 Event.

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"Share Your Faith Stories" article written by Tom Groome from the Fall 2015 C21 Resources magazine

 " 'So TELL ME about your First Holy Communion next Sunday,' asked Nana Peg of her granddaughter Cara, 'do you have great plans?' And little Cara bubbled on about the rehearsing she and her second-grade friends had been through, her new outfit, and the great party afterwards in her backyard, adding, 'You’re coming Nana, right?' Peg assured Cara that she wouldn’t miss it for the world and said," Tom Groome article

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Brian Braman at Agape Latte

Professor of Philosophy Brian Braman explains how the life of the mind can move us outside of ourselves and into loving conversation with God.

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Fall 2015 C21 Resources Magazine

We are happy to present "Our Faith Our Stories," edited by Brian Braman. 



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The Papal Visit

C21 Center Director Thomas Groome, addressed the pope's visit to Cuba on NECN 'Broadside,' WGBH 'Greater Boston' and in the Boston Herald, commented on the U.S. visit to outlets including ReutersAP and WRKO ' Morning Show,'and addressed the changing U.S. Church and the need for religious vocations in an International Business Times piece that also interviewed School of Theology and Ministry students Christopher Calderon, S.J., and Sister Laura Downing.

"The Catholic Intellectual Tradition" Publication

C21 published "The Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Conversation at Boston College," to encourage faculty, students, and thinking people everywhere to consider the gift of the Catholic tradition and to enter actively into the conversation. (PDF) (ISSUU)
Click for further reading on the CIT.

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STM Online

C21 Online is now Crossroads. The same high-quality content and conversation with a new name. Adult enrichment for spiritual renewal and on-going formation.
STM Online website




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Tuesday, September 22, 2015   
12:00pm Our Faith Our Stories   
Thursday, October 15, 2015  
5:30pm After Pope Francis' Visit: Imagining the Church of the 21st Century  
Monday, October 19, 2015   
6:00pm Catholic Sacraments: A Rich Source of Blessings   
Thursday, October 22, 2015   
5:30pm Sowing and Growing the Seeds of Faith: It is (Almost) All in the Family   
Thursday, October 29, 2015   
5:30pm Thomas Merton: A Prophet for Our Time   
Monday, November 9, 2015   
4:30pm Sharing Our Faith Stories   
Monday, November 16, 2015   
4:30pm My Faith Story within the Story of Liberation Theology 
Monday, November 30, 2015   
6:00pm Working for a Better World: The Story of CRS and Carolyn Woo  
Thursday, December 3, 2015   
5:30pm Storytelling for Healing 



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