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Dancing with the Music


Mission Spirituality as experienced with the Indigenous peoples and communities in the Philippines.

"It is in this most radical sense that missionary practice achieves its proper depth, in a pure state.  It is there that the spiritual conditions for all missions are best perceived.  Mission does not have its own particular spirituality; its spirituality is always Christian spirituality and, as such, there can be no spirituality of mission with Christian identity, with out conversion, without the experience of God, with out fraternal love, without the love of the poor and abandoned, without poverty and with out acceptance of persecution and the cross.  But because mission is based on a state of exodus, which is a particular form of death to self and of the following of Jesus, it can be said rightly that mission demands a particular spirituality." (Galilea 1991: 158 cited in Gaspar's Mystic Wanderers).