BURNING BUSH - A RETURN TO THE UPPER ROOM
IN ADORATION AND INTERCESSION
The Burning Bush Initiative - is a call to help the People of God to return to the Upper Room in adoration and intercession - to experience a Pentecost not only of a moment or a day, but a permanent Pentecost, according to the intuition of Blessed Elena Guerra who, at the end of the nineteenth century, urged Pope Leo XIII to lead the Church back to the Cenacle/Upper Room of Jerusalem, for the Church to be enlightened again and again and burn like a Burning Bush. It is a response to Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, Novo Millennio Ineunte, “As this millennium begins, allow the successor of Peter to invite the whole Church to make this act of faith, which expresses itself in a renewed commitment to prayer.” This return is not a return in nostalgia, looking for the beginning experiences of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, but with a servant’s heart, a maturity, a heart knowing what it is to experience the power of the Spirit and His gifts in prayer, in united contemplation of the Eucharistic mystery.
Kim Catherine-Marie Kollins unfolds her story of this initiative in her book Burning Bush - A return to the Upper Room in Adoration and Intercession and below are her various articles on this call: