Brazil

Story of the Tucum ring

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

Listen to the audio of Esdrianne Cohen and Rich Nichols sharing the story or read the story below as told by Ben Miller. Several years ago Lilia Marianno gave the WMF Brazil community simple black rings made from the fruit of a palm tree. With her gift, she shared a story. She told of a […]

Projeto and certainty

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

From Jenna Pashley, January 2009. I’ve been with Projeto Vidinha since my Servant Team, which means I’ve been watching some of these children grow up for the past five years. Five years! Kids who stuttered their alphabets and stumbled over their chubby little feet are now witty spitfires, reading books on their own and doing […]

Pedra de Gavea

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

From Ben Miller. For some, Carnaval is a time of letting go of all inhibitions – the chance to party, dance, dress up in costumes, indulge the id, and let loose. The parties, parades, blocos, and craziness dominate Rio for several days. For that reason, most people who don’t LOVE Carnaval get out of town […]

Visual parables – grace

25 March 2009
Word Made Flesh

From Ben Miller, Sept. 10, 2008. A few weeks ago I took advantage of an afternoon off by visiting one of the free art exhibits at the Federal Justice Cultural Center. The featured artist, Sergio Chavez, uses cardboard, trash, and found objects as a medium to sculpt objects and scenes from the lives of the […]