When: The first day of every month in 2015 [Add event to your calendar]
The Fast for the Climate campaign is an interfaith initiative bringing people of different faiths to fast, as a spiritual exercise, in solidarity with the victims of climate change. People are invited to fast the 1st of each month. The World Council of Churches is one of the co-sponsors of this initiative.
The WCC 10th Assembly has recently stressed the urgency of climate crisis and its effect on those who are made poor. The interfaith fast for climate justice is one concrete way churches and other religious institutions are expressing their concern about the situation…
At this time, Pope Francis, building on the social teachings of the church, especially the “option for the poor,” may well be underscoring that climate change, for both ecological and social reasons, is the defining moral reality of our time.
The fasting can be seen as a component of the pilgrimage of justice and peace, as we prepare for the upcoming United Nations Convention in Paris, December 2015.
We are pleased to reconnect with you and to offer you our very best wishes for this new year, 2015.
Between late 2014 and early 2015, the sisters of Notre-Dame des Apôtres Region were involved in wide-spread activies, some of which are highlighted in this issue. We hope that reading about them will bring you joy. Within these pages, you will find an interesting report of the work undertaken at the meeting of the Central Committee of Associate Relationship on the main theme: Uncovering the Face of Associate Relationship. In the midst of this joy, however, there is an obituary item regarding the passing of Bishop Joseph Djida. He was well-liked by all the novices who knew him.
Enjoy this issue!!!
Bernadette Breton, CND and Marthe Falie,CND
At St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, known for its saintly porter, Brother André, now St. André, there is a basilica on the top floor. Its stark simplicity seems to reach into the soul of anyone who steps inside it. The Stations of the Cross are particularly engaging. They are three dimensional life-size stone images, bas-reliefs. Unlike most stations, which are mounted above the heads of the people, these are at ground level. You stand in front of them as if in front of a real person, face to face, hand to hand. The cross is at shoulder height. You can look into the eyes and face of Jesus, the soldier, Mary, Veronica. The nails are large, more like spikes.