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Page ! 6--THE PROGRESS Happy Easter Cyphers & Kallander Furniture RefiniShers ME 3-4422 3517 Stone Way No., Seattle Better Homes Realty 10532 Greenwood Ave. No. EM 4.1133 Seattle Save 45% On NEW ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS $244.00 AMERICAN OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO. MU 2-2886 900 - 4th Ave. Seattle Friday, April 16, 1965 ( " The Christian Family Movement Ladies' Children's Infants' WEARING APPAREL a/so MEN'S ACCFSOSIES ADELAIDi S APPAREL PA. 3-0118 7133 EMPIRE WAY SO. SEATTLE _ Quality Drive In Cleaners California Ave. SW. and S.W. Arnold Way WE 7-8550 Seattle Easter Greetincjs Rudd Paint & Varnish Co. AT. 4-5400 1608 - 15th West Seattle By Joe and Jan Rigert The Christian Family Movement has been described as the family apostolate, Catholic Action, and even as a way of life. For ourfamily, it has been all of these things, 'and, more. It has been familyinvolvement--notjust as husband, not just as wife, but as parents and children taking part in Christian ac- tions outside te home, religious customs inside the home and fruitful discussion regardless of time or place. It has been an intimate relationship with deeply-interested and intense Christians, and the stimulation that comes from their example, action and, yes, the criticism that must be a part of true friendship. It has been a frank and close relation- ship with the priest, the man of God; not the relationship of the confessional or the mass meeting or the Sunday pulpit, but the relationship of the family living room in open discourse, in the give and take of argument, assent and dissent. It has been sacrifice--not in the sense of gi,ing up things, but in the sense of trying to take the time to be aware, o be Christ- ians, to be active rather thanpassive--and to keep at it week after week, year aftdr year, even when the motivationqags, and the will says "enough." It has been conflict and discomfort, be- cause agreement and comfort more often than not are companions of the status qua, and Christian principles don't always agree with things as they are. It has been a source of deeper spiritual life-- gained from all of the above; the relationship with others, the priest- laymen communication, the family in- volvement, the action, 'onflict and dis- comfort. And yet, it has been even more than all of that. Perhaps above al , it has beenthe making of our religion relevant to our life, to each other, to our children, to our home, to our neighborhood problems, our community, our occupations, " our recreatlon, our read- ing, our writing, our social ills and our world. "' This is probably the first and most ira-' portant thing we learned from the Christ- ian Family Movement, that the Christian moves within the world, cannot escape the world and must do his part as a cell within the world to make it a little more livable, a little more lovable and a little more Christian. .The ChristianFamily Movement, in its proper functioning, never permits one the comfort of retreating into the select group for mutual admiration, or merely into the satisfying habit of regular religious prac- tices--and nothing more. Rather, it forces one out into the neigh- borhood and world, to carry the message of love and understanding, to be interested in others, to be an influence for good in JOE AND JAN RIGERT, of Olympia, Waing,ton, wrote this story drawing from their seven years experience in the Christian Family Movement. They began in a group in Beaverton, Ore., and when they moved to Washington, started CFM units in Sacred Heart Parish, Lacey, and in St. Michael's arish, Olympia. Joe Rigert is a state capitol newsman. Four of ligert's five children are adopted. The family, from left, includes: seated, Rebecca 2; Marie 7;and Douglas 4; standing Joe and Linda 12; and Jan and David 1.  g.-'.'.'.'.: !:: ::::.  ,.. $ . . .... OR CALL ,HE 2-1266 ., -,-.-..:.:.:..:... 4 'Free Neighborhood Delivery' LINCOLN PHARMACY INC. 1715 NORTH 45th SEATTLE Luigi's Restaurant 718 Pike St. Seattle MA 4-6313 TR. fl-2474 7 Day Week SOUTHGATE OIL CO. Box 818 Midway 23428 Pacific Hy. S. Easter Greetings Hainsworth Oonstrution Company Specializing in Construction o/ Churches, Industrial, Commercial and Schools MA. :1-2297 3028 Western Ave Seaffle Ballard Super Market 1836 Market St. SU 2-2885 Seattle ,' #.. K ' : :. Happv . z $ g., 1,'-- k =' baster ,I ! All SWEENEY COOPERAGE, LTD. ME 2-0702 1341 No. Nortldake Way Seattle Easter Greetings Northwest Marble & Terrazzo Co., Inc. EAA. 3-1308 731 Westlake No. Seattle Loyal Fuel & Lure 'I:' 5319 - 1st So. PA 5-2424 Seattle Happy Easter Everyone! North Coast Electri Co. MU. 2-,4444 171 Jackson St. Seattle