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Launch Announcement of Thresholds of Transformation

Emmaus is delighted to announce the global launch of Thresholds of Transformation on February 1, 2023 in English, Spanish and French.

Learn more about how your congregation can be a part of a global movement of religious women making a world of difference.

We invite you to watch our welcome video below.


Choose the language you would like by clicking the video’s button Fullscreen icon 

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The Grace of Transformation

We are longing, we are yearning
for the grace of transformation
O sacred one, O gracious one.
May our hearts embrace it now.

We are hoping, we are praying
for the grace of transformation
O sacred one, O gracious one.
May our hearts embrace it now.

We are longing, we are yearning
for the grace of transformation
O sacred one, O gracious one.
May our hearts embrace it now.

We are open, we are ready
for the grace of transformation
O sacred one, O gracious one.
May our hearts embrace it now.

© 2020 Monica Brown

Theme Song for Thresholds of Transformation

You may wish to take some quiet time to ponder some of the wisdom and insights that inspire Thresholds of Transformation and to listen to our theme song.

Please scroll through these quotes and images to see the visual representation of our Inspiration for Thresholds of Transformation.

Slide 1

“Deep in our DNA we belong to the stars, the trees, and the galaxies. Deep within we long for unity because, at the most fundamental level, we are already one. We belong to one another because
we have the same source of love, the love that flows through the trees is the same love
that flows through my being…
We are deeply connected in this flow of love.”
Illia Delio

Slide 2

“If we want to change the world,
then first our hearts must change.”
Pope Francis

Slide 3

“The cosmological powers of this Universe are coursing through us moment by moment. To become aware of these powers is to touch the source of life.”
Brian Swimme

Slide 4

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.”
Herman Hesse

Slide 5

“You cannot find your soul with your mind, you must use your heart.
You must know what you are feeling.
If you don’t know what you are feeling, you will create unconsciously.”
Gary Zukav

Slide 6

“ If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.”
Brené Brown

Slide 7

“We have the capacity to make choices that will evolve us, both personally and as a species. We have the capacity to engage in the management of the whale-sized issues that confront us, most of our own making. We have the capacity to cooperate with the unfolding of the universe, a process driven by grace, which invites us to be co-creators.”
Judy Cannato

Personal, Communal, Systemic Transformation
Personal, Communal, Systemic Transformation
Personal, Communal, Systemic Transformation
Slide 8

“In the tapestry of life, we are all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us, helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together.”
Sandra Day O'Connor

Slide 9

“Self -transcendence is a capacity that the universe and its creatures have within themselves to become. It belongs to the creature, but it is not due to the creature. It springs from the imminent creative presence of God, enabling the creature not only to exist, but to become what is new.”
Denis Edwards

Slide 10

“To be in the world non-violently means learning to hold the tension of opposites, trusting that the tension itself will pull our hearts and minds open to a third way of thinking and acting…We must learn to hold the tension between the reality of the moment and the possibility that something better might emerge.”
Parker Palmer

Slide 11

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.”
Teilhard de Chardin

Slide 12

“We are in the process of losing the beauty and wonder of a gracious world designed in some manner as the place where the meeting of the divine and the human can be achieved in its full expression, a place suitable for the divine indwelling. Will we have the energy and the will to restore this world?”
Thomas Berry

Slide 13

“No longer do we look up into the heavens to find God out there somewhere. The loving divine heart that we long for is pulsing in tune and time with our own heart. Everything, every person, every moment is a possible revelation of God’s beauty. For this to happen we must be our truest selves.”
Daniel O’Leary

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More Information

For more information about Thresholds of Transformation, we invite you to read this brochure.

You may also wish to view this short 6-minute video reflection on the mysterious culture of trees. 

We have chosen the metaphor of trees to capture the journey of Thresholds of Transformation because in an extraordinary way, trees model many of the dynamics of the personal, communal and systemic aspects of our lives.

Viewing this video may help you appreciate the metaphor of trees for our Thresholds of Transformation journey.


Choose the language you would like by clicking the video’s button  Fullscreen icon 

To make the video play full screen, click this button Fullscreen icon in the bottom right of the video to enable ‘enter full screen’ mode.
When the video ends press ‘Esc’ to get out of full screen mode and return to this page.

Collaborators

This Thresholds of Transformation journey has been made possible with the support and assistance of our many contributors.

Their contributions have varied from generous donation of time, through to financial contributions and even support.