At St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, known for its saintly porter, Brother André, now St. André, there is a basilica on the top floor. Its stark simplicity seems to reach into the soul of anyone who steps inside it. The Stations of the Cross are particularly engaging. They are three dimensional life-size stone images, bas-reliefs. Unlike most stations, which are mounted above the heads of the people, these are at ground level. You stand in front of them as if in front of a real person, face to face, hand to hand. The cross is at shoulder height. You can look into the eyes and face of Jesus, the soldier, Mary, Veronica. The nails are large, more like spikes.
On December 13, 2014, Fukushima convent hosted the Christmas party of the “Marguerite Group” of Meijigakuen Middle and High-School students. Thirty-seven young students filled the chapel.
I have a new DVD on Human Trafficking. It is an excellent resource to educate others (High School and older) about Trafficking. It runs for 20 minutes and there are also materials to prepare for the viewing, a summary for after the viewing and sets of questions for different audiences. A local community might want to use it as well to update your Knowledge. The Documentary is Chosen and it was created by the group, Shared Hope International.