Who is Daneo?
Paul Daneo was an 18th century man whose intense interest and actions around human suffering and its profound meaningfulness, has applications for us today. His theological reflections brought a powerful and positive image of how God is drawn to us in our brokenness and how we can unite our suffering to His. This brings light and life out of darkness and death. Thus the memory of suffering (memoria passionis) becomes a memory of life or resurrection (memoria resurrectionis.)
As we reflect on these themes we come to see the cross as God's solidarity with men and women, young and old, in the condition of human suffering.
And so the cross enters the history of love. Paul Daneo referred to the cross as an unfathomable sea of Divine love.
In this the traveller can find hope, a hope that draws us out of cruel despair. Hope in the face of self-rejection transfigures the meaning of the sufferer's torments.
Hope is the sensation that the last word does not belong to the brutality of facts with their oppression and repression. It is the suspicion that reality is far more complex than realism would have us believe, that the frontiers of the possible are not determined by the limits of the present, and that, miraculously and surprisingly, life is readying the creative event that will open the way to freedom and resurrection. (Rubem Alves)
Daneo Services is a hope based initiative that seeks to embrace the radical implications of the memoria passionis particularly as it translates itself in the lives of those plagued by despair. We seek to be a project of love that strives to draw hope and resurrection from within the face of human suffering. We work to integrate the strengths of psychotherapy and healthy religion.