The sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame are very happy to announce the launch of the Japanese version of the virtual exhibit Faith in Action. Created in 2011, this site is the fruit of collaboration between Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum/Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, the Archives Services and the Communication Services of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame. Through images and texts on the history of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame since its foundation in the 17th century, this website explains the mission of the sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame and provides information on the different schools they founded, ran and at which they taught. Among its different sections, you will find school manuals, portraits of superiors and a timeline.
This past summer’s International Justice Network Meeting included hearing the final report of the group which assessed the carbon footprint of the mother house and made suggestions for reducing it. We also welcomed back Ms. Bineta Ba as Chairperson of the Social Justice Network. Because of the General Chapter, we will not have a meeting next summer. While the attached International Plan is for two years, our Province Plan is for only one year.
In late November, there will be Global Marches for Climate in preparation for the Paris Meeting in December. In early December, there will be a Gun Violence Sabbath in the United States.
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Social Justice Network International Plan of Action
Orientation Declaration 2015-2017
Aware that human actions are putting the earth in peril, we pledge to work with others in a spirit of dialogue
If Pope Francis were to announce that Fridays would become meatless again for Catholics, there would be frenzy on all kinds of social media. The texts and tweets would be flying; morning talk shows would have experts on fasting; night shows would have their jokes ready. Homilies would be preached and theologians would be already looking for the hidden meaning as well as the exemptions.