In addition to writing and receiving letters from Associates in Fukushima, Japan, the Kankakee, IL Associates have raised money for our Sisters’ projects. They put announcements describing the situation in Fukushima and requesting a donation in the parishes in the Kankakee area. So far, they have received $460.00 for our Sisters’ ministries with children and other people in the area whose lives were so disrupted by the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.
STATEN ISLAND ASSOCIATE COMMUNITY
L-R Sitting: Sr. Anne Seeley, Evette Contreas, Sr. Mary Jane Hebert, Sr. Margaret Giroux
L-R Middle Row: Sharon Norton, Sebastiana Leon, Baldomero Ahucatitan
L-R Back Row: Magdalena Centeno, Arcadia Ramirez, Janice Amitrano, Ellen Boegel, Patricia Bramwell (guest)
During their Lenten gatherings, Associate Communities are using the booklet “Climate Change: Our Call to Conversion” provided by Sr. Rose Mary Sullivan’s Office of Peace and Justice. The picture above is of the Staten Island Community meeting in the Library of Notre Dame Academy. Items on the table represent individual’s symbol of the earth that is precious to that person. At the Wilton Associate Gathering and during the Associate community that meets by conference call, water in some form, ocean, lake, waterfall, was the symbol for many. An Associate Candidate at Wilton spoke of the Big Bang as “God’s explosion of love”. For many, the conversation was eye opening and moved them to deepen their commitment to care for the earth.
Women Rising: Shaping A Way Forward!
May 29-31, 2015, Seneca College, Toronto, ON
The Toronto Conference Planning Committee announces that the keynote speaker will be Canadian human rights activist, journalist and author, Sally Armstrong. Sally’s book, Ascent of Women (2013) shares her experience and conviction that empowering women and girls is the way forward. For more information, see www.cnwe.org