LIGHT-NUCLEUS OF FIGUEIRA IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
SACRED HOUSE OF MARY, MOTHER OF SAO PAULO
Implemented in Granja Viana, Carapicuíba, since 1990, the Light-Nucleus of Figueira in São Paulo creates conditions of expression and development to all those who aspire to peace and fraternal co-existence. By means of studies, meetings, retreats, prayer and service, this spiritual Nucleus deepens the search for a new state of consciousness in group life and in selfless actions.
Its main activities:
The Kingdoms Sector of the Light-Nucleus of Sao Paulo dedicates itself to preserve a small reserve of native wood where the property is inserted and to cultivate an area of approximately 500 square meters of agro-forestry, orchard, vegetable gardens and gardens. The area is offered to voluntary service in activities of cultivation, seed preservation, maintenance and care of external areas as a precious opportunity to place the soul in a state of opening, healing and gratitude to the Kingdoms of Nature.
Another sector of invaluable expression in this Light-Nucleus is the Health and Healing Sector. Its objective is to provide relief to those who need cares for the body, the mind or the spirit, by means of the liturgy conducted in group, fraternal listening, talks and physical activities. The procedures also include external treatments and complementary therapeutic techniques, such as flower remedies, aromatherapy, acupuncture and chromotherapy. The attendance is offered not only to the collaborators of the Light-Nucleus of Sao Paulo, but also to partner entities and to those assisted who have activities in other sectors.
Some of these activities take place in the vicinity, where the Service Sector acts weekly in workshops with children of the community of Carapicuiba. This work is done by volunteers that guide the children in several educational and recreational activities, such as weaving, knitting, sewing, drawing, theater and cooperative games. The Service Sector also organizes the pilgrimage of families of the community of Carapicuiba to the Marian Center of Figueira, acts as a support to the Children Pastoral in the Health Healing Sector and joins the collaborating youths of the Light-Nucleus in various actions.
In the Sector of Instruction and Difussion of the Teaching of the Light-Nucleus of Sao Paulo, the goal is the development and the expansion of consciousness by means of the vast material that encompasses the whole Work of Fraternidade. With that is mind, the sector organizes meetings for group study, besides making available and distributing books, recorded studies and information belonging to the various branches of the work.
In the Light-Nucleus is also active the Monastery of the Divine Trinity, connected to Grace Mercy Order. The contact with monastic liturgy takes place in daily meetings of prayer and Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament, which represent moments of profound spiritual connection and of approximation to the energy of consecrated life.