Committed to hosting an ecumenical event that would be a way to expand our consciousness of Climate Change and to inspire us to take courageous action around the urgency of this issue we held our first film night April 13th. We had a turnout of 22 people, which is great for a small town. Our first film was a very moving one: The Wisdom to Survive. After our viewing of the film we had a 20-minute discussion making links with our local situation. It is obvious that people are very alarmed by the increasing signs of profound climate change and the effects on all life species, on those who are most poor and on the next generations. Five people volunteered to be part of a steering committee to research other good films that have relevance for us. A wonderful beginning!
In the United States, Arbor Day is a national holiday celebrated annually on the last Friday of April. It is a time for people to get their hands in the dirt and plant and/or care for trees, bushes and plants.
The members of the Wellness and Health Resource Team met in Summerside with the community leaders of our Senior Residences. Our guest speaker was Dr. Maureen Shea, who led us through a reflective and interesting day on the topic of “Care for the Caregiver.” We appreciated the way in which prayer was interspersed throughout the day. We benefited from Maureen’s wisdom and experience and from our sharing with our counterparts from Toronto, Montréal, Kingston, Sydney and Charlottetown and with our CLT liaison Sister Catherine Walker. Thanks to our Summerside sisters for the gracious hospitality. More details by the WHRT will follow in the Visitation News.