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Bridge Among Souls

April 26, 2018

A profound thought & story for today… thanks, Shirley!

A Pastor's Heart

Prayer Wall in Chapel Representing all Faiths  at Fairview  Southdale Hospital, Edina MN

Father Ivo Markovic, Franciscan monk and resident of Sarajevo, wanted an Easter choir in his church. Lacking enough Catholics,  he set about searching for people of other faiths to make up his choir.  Eastern Orthodox Christians, Muslim, Jewish and atheist were recruited,  all drawn together through their love of music. I read  about Father Markovic  in *The Christian Century Magazine recently, which set me on a search to know more him and his choir.

War raged in Serbia and Bosnia from April 1992 through December 1995. The conflict was devastating both to the city of Sarajevo itself and to those who lived there.   Neighbors turned on neighbors. Friendships were torn apart in the conflict. By 1996, the first waves of peace had begun, but the peace was fragile. Rebuilding trust would take time and a…

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