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Marguerite-Bourgeoys Province Eco-friendly Actions

In relation to the third dimension of our mission orientation that calls us to respect our “common home,” Marguerite-Bourgeoys Province continued its eco-friendly formation-action project. In its efforts to create an irreversible and transformative movement that is beneficial to the Earth, the province has completed the third step in its process. It proposed that, from 2017 to 2021, each house adopt and implement a local plan of action. The communities more than met the expectations. The following are examples illustrating their progress:

  • -  Reduce residual waste, 100% of the houses

  • -  Prevent surplus and food waste, 94%

  • -  Reduce energy consumption, 92%

  • -  Prioritize responsible purchasing, 89%

  • -  Systematically compost food waste, 81%

    In 2019, the Comité Justice Marguerite-Bourgeoys, with the contribution of the liaison-persons from each house, will prepare a progress report of the action plans.

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Peace & Justice News

CATHOLICS ARE STILL IN

A campaign to publically support the actions of the Paris Climate Agreement has been organized by the Catholic Climate Covenant and is supported by the USCCB. Leaders of catholic schools, parishes, universities, institutions and religious communities are invited to sign onto the Catholic Climate Declaration at: http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org/catholic-climate-declaration before June 11, 2018 to be included in the June 18, 2018 public announcement.

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News from Blessed Sacrament Province (USA)

Birthday Prayer Celebrations at Lourdes for Sr. Marylin Stack

In the Congregation of Notre-Dame Lourdes community, we make an effort to celebrate the birthdays of our Sisters. We try to tailor our CND celebration to the Sister herself. For Sister Carolyn Kinnamon we had her favorite chocolate chip ice cream out on the patio. Carvel sundaes were part of Sister Rita McGetrick’s party, although her grandnephew Charlie’s surprise visit with his wife and five little ones made her day, and ours! We will gather for a short time of prayer/music/well-wishing for Sister Marylin Stack on her June 10th birthday.

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