Thank you to Sr. Mary Alban Bouchard, CSJ, who shared the following poem with me. It is a powerful reflection for Holy Week. I wonder how I would feel if I was “faced with or forced to” diverge from the path like Simon. Yet … if only I have the courage to cease the opportunities presented to me they might bear great fruits.
May each of you have a blessed and inspirational holy week,
On Monday, March 9, Sister Mechtilde O'Mara, CSJ, gave a lecture entitled "Building a Better World, One Neighbourhood at a Time." Sr. Mechtilde discussed the good works of the Sisters of St. Joseph over the past centuries and explored what it means to be a neighbour.
Friday March 20 is The World Day of Social Justice and we invite you to join us in prayer.
We are providing a link below to a prayer service. The prayer was developed using the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. We invite you to stand in solidarity with a global community working for justice. Please pray this service on your own / with family & friends / with colleagues or school groups / etc.
The prayer in PDF format:
The prayer in Microsoft Word format:
Become a Neighbour; Peace Depends on it
A young adult gathering in Le Puy-en-Velay, France
from August 2 to 12, 2009
A number of young adults from different countries are invited to meet one another so that together they may search out ways of building a future that is more peaceful. more just and more human for all peoples.
The theme of this gathering is: Become a Neighbour; Peace Depends on it
The Kantors first concern was their jobs. Would David have to give up his successful career as an Environmental Engineer?
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is seeking an assistant director for education, to be located in Toronto, beginning December 2008. Ideally, they are interested in finding someone with a background in Theology. Command of French and English is required; Spanish is an asset. Good knowledge of the Church and six years of related experience are required. Salary will be in the high 50s or low 60s.
Further info is at http://www.devp.org/devpme/eng/jobs/jobopenings-eng.html
Redemptorist Father Santo Arrigo spoke about discerning our role in God's plan at Faith Connections' Theology on Tap on October 20, 2008.
In Baptism, he tells us, we are called to live through action. Discerning the right work is an ongoing process that requires us to continuously listen with our hearts throughout our entire life. Sometimes, we may feel frustrated, but this hunger for meaning is necessary before we can feel satisfied. We can never stop trusting that there is a greater role for us.
We must welcome God into the decision making process of our work.
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