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OVER VEIW12 June 20166History Of Religious CommunitiesReligious Life TodayThe aspects ( characteristic) of Community LifeHow to improve community bondsProblems of Community lifeHEALTHY COMMUNITY - BUILDINGCommunity

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A Community is a place where people come together to share common interests and resources.

The origin of community is from the Latin word

"The word "community" is derived from the Old French communit which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, "with/together" + munus, "gift"), a broad term for fellowship or organized society." (

"Community: The origin of the word "community" comes from the Latin munus, which means the gift, and cum, which means together, among each other. So community literally means to give among each other." ( What is community-

12 June 20168A community is not My Community.It is Our Community.It could be argued that the more communities that a person participates in, the richer and more diverse the persons life will be.

12 June 20169 A community is a social unit of any size that shares common values. mgvR/msN nj GKwU mvgvwRK cwZvb hLvb memvaviY g~jeva mg~n mnfvwMZv (PPv Ki) Kiv nq| hgb: eenvh me wKQz mevi GK msM GKB avivq Rxeb hvcb Community

12 June 201610 It is a group of people who are connected by durable/strong relations that extend beyond immediate genealogical ties, and who usually define that relationship as important to their social identity and practice. GwU GKwU `j hviv Lye Mfxi k eb evav _vK ( ii mK bv njI `qi ..) hviv cKvk Ki h GB mKi PPvB Zv`i Rb iZc~Y mvgvwRK cwiwPwZ - Acts 2: 38-42Community

12 June 201611Different communities fulfil different needs: The spiritual communityThe family communityThe living community/Religious Com.The recreational communityThe learning communityThe employment communityThe health communityThe internet community

12 June 201612Christian Religious Communities Began a few centuries after the Resurrection of Jesus desert to pray, meditate on the word of God. Lvb mbvmeZx msN i nq, hxi cybivbi KZK hyM ci| Zviv giyfzwgZ hvq cv_bv KiZ, Ckii evYx avb KiZ|

Zv`i ga KD AvavwZK cwiPvjK, KD Wvvi, KD cwiPvjK, agcPviK, DwKj BZvw` ckvq wbqvwRZ wQj| cwZwU msNi wQj mZ ewk, KvwiRg, cwiwZK KvR Ges mZ wbqg-Kvbyb wKfve Zv`i KvwiRg Abymvi Zviv msN evm Kie| Each group is unique and has a unique charism ministry and a unique rule of life on how to live out that charism Acts 2: 38-42

12 June 201613Religious CommunitiesHistory

12 June 201614First Monastic CommunitiesBasil of Caesarea established communities for both men and, working with his sister Macrina, women

The Rule Basil wrote for his communities would become the basis for Orthodox monasticism

12 June 201615St. BenedictBenedict of Nursia established a religious community at Monte Cassino, ItalyThe Rule he (The Benedictine Rule) wrote for the monks there would become the basis for monastic life in the Catholic ChurchThe order he founded still flourishes in the Church today

12 June 201616First built in the 7th century; it has been rebuilt several times. The most recent was in the late 20th century after its almost complete destruction during World War II.Benedicts Abbey at Monte Cassino

12 June 201617Religious Life Today

Today there are two types of religious communities:

Contemplative live and work in their monasteries and convents

Active live in community, but work in the world

12 June 201618Characteristics: All members of religious communities take the three vows of poverty, chastity and obedienceAll communities have a specific habit something in their clothing that identifies them as belonging to that particular communityReligious Life Today

12 June 201619Traditional Benedictine nun


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12 June 201623Active Communities Work in the worldOften may work at any job that does not contradict Church teaching and beliefs, but most work for the Church. ( hv gjxi wkv I wekvmi msM Kvb Avb Ggb KvR Qvov) ciYgyLx msN jv gjxi Rb h Kvb mev KvR KiZ|Attend Mass daily; pray a modified form of the Liturgy of the Hours Live in community

The aspects ( characteristic) of Community Life12 June 201624Building a Healthy Community Need Five most important and crucial moments where the community comes together to share and grow in one direction. ev`vi Wbv msN e Rxeb welq Melbv Ki, AwfZvi AvjvK, Abyavb Ki wjLQb - mbvmeZx`i Rb mePq iZc~Y gyZ nj cvuPwU h gyn~Z jvZ KwgDwbwUi m`mMY mnfvwMZvi Rb GKwZ nq Ges GKB j eo DV| Brother Donald

Five most important and crucial (necessary) moments12 June 2016251. meal times, 2. Prayer and Faith sharing times, 3. Fun times/ Recriation4. Happy hours/Community day or Feast5. Meeting on common valuesBy Brother Jean Clement

Five most important moments12 June 201626The five moments as mentioned by Brother Donald are surely present and very important; the community in general comes together, and, so to say, coming together - provide opportunity to listen to others, Share ones own thoughts, Review and evaluate experiences; Think and plan together.

How to improve community bonds12 June 2016271. Love, Faith /Trust no love will last without equal amounts of respect and trust.2. Confidentiality - 3. Acceptance -Accept and celebrate differences So accepting and celebrating that we are all different is a great starting point.

12 June 2016284. Appreciation, 5. Support - 6. Encouragement- 7. Empathy/Sympathy- Develop empathy: There is a great expression that I learned a long time ago: People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Community Bonds

12 June 2016298. Positive attitude - Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives.9. Understanding Communication occurs when someone understands you, not just when you speak. 10. Assertive Communication -

Community Bonds

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Assertive communication

12 June 201631Assertive communication is the ability to speak and interact in a manner(way) that considers and respects the rights and opinions of others while also standing up for your own rights, needs and personal boundaries. AvZcZq hy BwZevPK hvMvhvM (Assertive communication) nj Abi mvb, AwaKvi iv Ki K_v ejvi `Zv; hLvb wbRi AwaKvi Pvwn`v Ges ewMZ mxgveZvI `Lv nq| (K_v ejvi Kkj I `Zv)Assertive communication

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Assertive communication is an effective adaptation to conflicting situations. GUv (Assertive communication ) djcmy ev mdjKvg fve ev msNvZc~Y cwiwwZZ Lvc LvIqvbv|

Assertive communication

12 June 201633Assertiveness is a key skill in maintaining healthy relationships. `pZv ev AvZcZq nj mymK vcbi `Zvi PvweKvwV| Four Different Styles

Generally speaking, communication can be characterized by four different styles.

Passive communication: (without active response)

2. Aggressive Communication: (attac kor confront)

3. Passive-Aggressive Communication

4. Assertive Communication: (showing confident forceful personality)

12 June 201634Not standing(position/status) up for your rights; Not setting limits or boundaries on anothers behavior Continually putting others needs before your ownTaking on the role of martyr Not being able to say no


1. Passive communication:

12 June 2016352. Aggressive Communication

Bullying(irritation) and threatening others to get what you want

Threatening people

Ignoring(pay no attention) to needs and rights of others

Shouting, yelling (roar), screaming(loud )or physically abusing others

EX. Youre completely selfish and a bad example to your son.

12 June 2016363. Passive-Aggressive Communication Indirectly communicating Ex. saying something that is designed/ planned for the other person to hear without saying it to them directly

Withdrawing love and affection

Using sarcasm/put downs

Using humor to be nasty or hurtful

12 June 201637Being direct and honest

Being able to negotiate having a sense of give and take

Asking for your own needs to be met, while respecting needs of others

Being able to say no and set limits

Being able to acknowledge when you are in the wrong4. Assertive Communication

12 June 201638When you are assertive Others will feel comfortable, know where you stand & respect you for your honesty...

Community Bonds12 June 201639Patient - Good listener - Listen Effectively- Active or reflective listening is the single most useful and important listening skill. In active listening, we also are genuinely interested in understanding what the other person is thinking, feeling, wanting, or what the message means. djcmy ev mdjfve kvbv- mwqfve ev mPZbfve kvbv nj GKwU `Zv ; G mgq Avgiv LyeB AvwiKfve AvMn mnKvi eySZ Pv Kwi Ab wK fveQ, wK Abyfe KiQ, wK cZvkv KiQ...

12 June 201640Active or reflective listening is the single most useful and important listening skill. In active listening, we also are genuinely interested in understanding what the other person is thinking, feeling, wanting, or what the message means. djcmy ev mdjf