It is a concrete expression of our Corporate Stand to advocate for forgiveness of the debt of the World’s poorest nations. In Mid-November, Treasury Sectary, Jacob Lew, brought Jubilee’s Ebola Relief Proposal to the G20 Meeting. The proposal included using $300 million, from an IMF Trust Fund created to deal with disasters, to relieve $100 in debt for Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leon. In addition, there would be funds for investment in the social infrastructures (Healthcare etc.) of these three countries. Your phone calls and emails in response to Jubilee’s calls to action helped to bring about these actions. Thank you, for responding to my emails for Jubilee. May Our Lady of Guadalupe, Bless you.
Sisters Peggy and Mary Ann have sent to Congregation of Notre Dame Sisters in High School Ministry an invitation to offer their Religion or American History teachers and their students a DVD for viewing. Produced by the LCWR on the history of Women Religious in the United States, it is very well done, narrated by Cokie Roberts of NPR fame. IT would make good viewing for adults in the year of Consecrated Life…. and at no extra cost, Peggy and Mary Ann would come and lead a discussion!!! Book now for WOMEN AND SPIRIT: CATHOLIC SISTERS IN AMERICA BY CALLING!
On December 7, we had a wonderful vigil in the Wilton Chapel. In addition to the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame and School Sisters of Notre Dame, we invited all the Catholic Communities in Norwalk and Wilton. We also extended an invitation to 5 area Protestant Churches. We did not invite Muslim or Jewish Communities because the prayer was build around the Season of Advent. Kathleen Deignan and Evelyn Avoglia led us in song. Maryann Calabrese led us in a wonderful "Earth Movement." She estimated about 75 were in attendance. The prayer was sent to all in an earlier intranet posting. It is still the second week of Advent so not too late to look it up and pray with it.