19 de diciembre de 2018

EN FAISANT, ON APPREND !

En conclusion des travaux du 36ème chapitre général, trois priorités ont été retenues pour nous aider, nous les membres de la grande Famille Jésus-Marie, à approfondir notre charisme et notre relation avec le Seigneur. 
Ce faisant, nous n’avons pas manqué de travailler chacune de ces priorités avec les enfants de la Maison d’Accueil Claudine Thévenet ici à Bitam, au Gabon: Pour vivre la troisième priorité, nous avons eu des échanges avec nos petits enfants sur le bien-fondé du soin de toute chose, principalement de la nature, de l’environnement, élément avec lequel ils sont constamment en contact. Cet exercice nous pousse aussi à nous ouvrir au devoir de tout enfant : collaborer dans les tâches ménagères. Nous croyons que c’est en faisant que on apprend et l’habitude s’Install pour le bon.

A la suite de ces partages, les enfants deviennent encore plus sensibles à la beauté de l’environnement, ils savent apprécier les fleurs qu’ils ne coupent que pour l’usage dans la chapelle. Ils apprennent aussi à ne pas salir cet environnement, et surtout  à éviter la déforestation. Toutefois, nous désirons aller plus loin en donnant une formation adaptée contre la violence sous toutes ses formes afin de promouvoir la paix. C’est un long chemin à faire mais on ne se décourage pas.

Sœur Marie Faustine Masosi rjm
Communauté de Bitam, Gabon
Délégation d’Afrique

17 de diciembre de 2018

The care of the environment: Eco-Friendly


“Cleanliness they Say is next to Godliness” But in as much as we (Africans) are known for our great sense of worship, it is not the same always with Cleanliness, especially in our surroundings. Many factors which cannot be discussed here and now, are responsible for this. The dirty environment fascinates anyone who is not used to such sight and visiting us for the first time. This situation always gives me some feelings of deep shame. But deep down in my heart, I have hope that this could change if we are ready to work towards it and to educate the young generation towards this objective. This is the reason why I felt the necessity of sharing this concern with the kids in school in my place of mission:  Complexe Scolaire Jésus-Marie, here in Libreville-Gabon.

I felt there was no better place than the school environment that this message could take roots and have a possible force to impact the human person. So I gathered a few kids so that we could discuss our concern for the environment especially our immediate environment which is our school compound. There came a school club called Eco-Friendly, with the intention of making us friends of the Ecological system. The ideal behind this, is to help us all become more aware of the need to take care of our environment, and to show Love to our surroundings.

The interesting part of it all is, even though it is very difficult making these kids put trashes in the waste bin, they know exactly what it means to be Friends of the Eco-System, our environment. During our first few meetings, they were able to share on how to keep our environment clean, and the need, importance and also the consequence of not doing it. They know that a neat environment means: orderliness and cleanliness, where one can live and sleep peacefully and comfortably. They know that clean environment enhances harmony and togetherness, good respiration, healthy vegetation, rains.

With a firm conviction of keeping their school surroundings clean, they decided to engage themselves into some practical actions by creating awareness among their peers, the need to work together in keeping the environment clean. They were ready to punish those who will violate these targeted goals.  They became like watch dogs among themselves, filing back reports and complaint against their fellow wards who were disrespecting their environment and set rules to protect it.  And to achieve their goals, they decided also to do a propaganda to the other kids, so that they will stop throwing waste on the ground but instead put them in the dustbins or waste paper baskets.

We are also on a project of planting followers round the school compound. They also decided to save some money from their money for snacks in order to invest and realize these projects.

This may appear as something very insignificant, but my profound impression and joy, is their enthusiasm about the whole thing. How interested the kids are about these projects, shows just how much more initiatives they could come up with and realized great things in life for the good of their society if they are encouraged, coordinated and guided. For this, I felt they were ready for action, so we started a teamwork by planting some Flowers and some fruits.

We also had an activity in conjunction with our Bicentenary celebration and our third priority, which was about a work around our school on the World’s environment day celebration held on the 05 /06/ 2018. We created awareness in our neighborhood through a walk. We had messages written on placards and at the same time some practical work of picking dirty on the street and putting them into trash bags. It was quite an achievement for the kids; they came back very tired but excited and joyful and feeling fulfilled!

A seed has been planted in these children, we have not achieved the desired goal of a very clean school environment but I believe they are more conscious about our collective need and desire for a better environment and in general the whole of the eco-system. Such actions affirms the conviction the little people doing little things in little ways can change the world for better!
Sr. Magdalene Ucho rjm
 Libreville community, Gabon
Delegation of Africa




14 de diciembre de 2018

Caravan of Love

Witness of Rosie rjm

Thought you might be interested in last Saturday's 'Caravan of Love' that Nat and I participated in with Enrique Morrones (founder and leader of the Border Angels) and his Border Angels.  We were one of 43 cars in this caravan leaving from the Border Angels small office in Barrio Logan in San Diego to head to five different sites in Tijuana where the migrants are located.  Cars were packed with various donated items needed by the migrants.  A large group with some health professionals from Colorado went to the new shelter 7 miles from the Otay border crossing, which is the replacement shelter after they left the Tijuana Sports Arena.  Another group went to the Sports Arena to bring food and clothing to the few remaining migrants.  The rest of us went to the Border Angels shelter on the beach next to the border wall in Tijuana Playas area.  There Nat and I met some of the Honduran migrants who helped unload and repack items going to the next shelter.  One told us of his long journey much of which was by foot.  Now he was so happy to be at this shelter and hoping to get his papers in order.  At the Border Angels shelter living space, food, donation room and immigration lawyers are provided for the needs of the migrants.  It provides a hopeful view of the Pacific Ocean and the US on the other side of the border walls.  After leaving this shelter the group went to two other shelters in Tijuana to bring the remaining donated items.  The energy, joy, compassion, commitment and helpfulness of each participant ignited deep gratitude in our hearts.  God bless them and the many people who donated all the items we delivered.  God bless each of the migrants on their continued journey of hope and new life.  Here are a few pictures of the border wall from the Tijuana side, the Border Angels collections in San Diego & their shelter in Tijuana and a tent area where we saw some of the migrants on our way out of Tijuana right along the border.  Our two RJM communities here in San Diego are very united in prayer for the migrants, helping them with our donations and visits on either side of the border and very much united and thankful to all of our province for the prayers and donations you have provided.  God bless you very specially for your support as we share our 3 priorities, especially Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.

Rosie Nicholson, RJM



13 de noviembre de 2018

In Palanpur, Guyarat, India (1)


We have different activities of social work here in Palanpur (Gujarat) there are SHGs, Flood Rehabilitation and Non-formal Education for Tribal women. These activities are going on in four villages of Amirgarh Taluka.

 



12 de noviembre de 2018

18-11-18: Jornada Mundial de los Pobres

World Day of the Poor
Journée Mondiale des Pauvres







Mensaje del Papa Francisco: Este pobre gritó y el Señor lo escuchó


Message of Pope Francis: This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him


Message du Pape François: Un pauvre crie, le Seigneur entend

8 de noviembre de 2018

UNANIMA: NEWS-NOTICIAS-NOUVELLES

Our Mexican sisters and S.Jean Quinn / Nuestras hermanas mexicanas y la Hermana Jean Quinn
Nos sœurs mexicaines et S.Jean Quinn
Dear sisters,
On October 29, Sister Jean Quinn, President of UNANIMA International, was in our Province of Mexico and Cuba to deliver the recognition award for María Herrera Magdaleno, UNANIMA WOMAN OF COURAGE 2018.
You will find more photos and the testimony of Sister Paola Clérico RJM. Thanks to our sisters of Mexico-Cuba for their great commitment towards women and children.
 Josée Therrien RJM

Queridas hermanas,
El pasado 29 de octubre la Hermana Jean Quinn, Presidenta de UNANIMA Internacional, estuvo en nuestra Provincia, México-Cuba para entregar a María Herrera Magdaleno el reconocimiento UNANIMA MUJER VALIENTE 2018.
Pueden encontrar aquí, más fotos y el testimonio de nuestra hermana Paola Clérico RJM.  GRACIAS a las RJM de México-Cuba por su gran compromiso con las mujeres y niños.
  
Chères sœurs,
Le 29 octobre dernier, Sœur Jean Quinn, Présidente d'UNANIMA International, s'est rendue dans notre Province, Mexique - Cuba pour remettre à Mme Maria Herrera Magdaleno la reconnaissance "FEMME DE COURAGE 2018".
Vous trouverez plus de photos et le témoignage de Sœur Paola Clérico RJM.    Merci à nos sœurs de Mexico-Cuba pour leur grand engagement à l'égard des femmes et des enfants.

2 de noviembre de 2018

Newsfrief JPIC Rome - Boletín JPIC Roma / UISG y USG


The October Newsbrief focuses on solidarity as we look at how we can be united in our efforts to proomote Justice, Peace and the care of the integrity of our common Home. Attending to the quality of our relationships, we make efforts to consciously interlink our networks to see the ways this takes place. As one family we are called to be in solidarity with one another as sisters and brothers caring for the earth. This issue demonstrates ways we have come together to make our influence felt in making our world a better place.
Newsbrief English

Thanks for all you are doing to make this world a better place!
Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM & Fr. Felix Mushobozi, CPPS


Este boletín informativo de octubre se centra en la solidaridad cuando analizamos cómo podemos unirnos en nuestros esfuerzos por promover la justicia, la paz y el cuidado de la integridad de nuestra casa común. Prestamos atención a la calidad de nuestras relaciones y hacemos esfuerzos para interconectar conscientemente nuestras redes para ver las formas en que esto ocurre. Como una sola familia, estamos llamados a ser solidarios los unos con los otros como hermanas y hermanos que cuidan la tierra. En este boletín se demuestra cómo nos hemos unido para hacer sentir nuestra influencia en hacer de nuestro mundo un lugar mejor.
Gracias por todo sus trabajos para hacer de este mundo un lugar mejor!
Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM & Fr. Felix Mushobozi, CPPS

29 de octubre de 2018

"A taste of waste"


As an effort to bring about awareness in the minds of our children, we, St.Josephs High School, Pashan, Pune, as an institution are trying our best to incorporate in our children how they can best utilize unwanted things.
As a child grows up, a wide variety of gizmos take over their minds and in turn cause them to miss out on the importance of spending time to develop their creative minds.
We have used candy sticks, paper plates, wrapping paper, thermocol glasses, magazines, straws, bottle covers, etc for craft out of waste material.
Children learn a lesson in recycling and it also encourages their creativity, igniting their artistic potential. Besides, it is a great pleasure to watch children show off “something” that they have made out of what was otherwise considered to be “nothing”.
As a finer statement it is very important to plan and execute ideas of Recycling Waste at a young age in children, as it maintains their interest and helps in saving the environment.
Making mother earth, a better place to live and breathe in has become a necessity of human life.

Ayesha Fernandez

St. Joseph's High School
Pashan, Pune
India




26 de octubre de 2018

The builders of Peace - CJM Kharghar, India


As the world longs to uphold its loosing ‘Peace’, Convent of Jesus & Mary, Kharghar resounded one of St. Claudine’s most cherished value on 10th October, 2018 during the English Elocution Competition organized for Grades  I-V  of the ICSE Section .
The day was grounded with a deep thought to encourage the young minds to ponder over the theme ‘Peace and Non-violence’. Students were enabled to spark their creativity to instil in them the thought to have peace   in the world and to strive for the same truthfully. The winners of the competition were later adjudged.
The day was thus left to be quite meaningful as it imprinted young minds with a grounded thought  to reflect on the words of Mahatma Gandhi ‘‘The future depends on what you do today.’’ Thereby, helping them to inculcate a sincere promise to make our earth a better and a sustainable place to live for generations ahead.

22 de octubre de 2018

From CJM Kharghar, India


A Fancy Move...


As a move to integrate students towards being the wise caretakers of the Environment, the ISCE Section had organized A ‘Fancy Dress Competition’, for its Prep I and Prep II students.

The Prep I toddlers featured as Birds while Prep II Toddlers were dressed as Animals. The activity enabled students to develop their imaginative skills and got them associated with the feelings of Birds and Animals. Students developed a great admiration and acknowledged the blessings of God’s wonderful creation around.







A DAY OF GRATITUDE

Treading on the footprints of our Mother Foundress to show Care and Love to the least of society, September 27, was observed as’ Helper’s Day’. It was a day to appreciate and express our sincere thanks to the Helpers in the Institution for their selfless contribution acknowledging that they are the pillars of the institution.
Such a gesture instils in students a deep respect towards those special people, who keep tirelessly working, whose efforts are silent, but important and they mean a lot.

18 de octubre de 2018

Green Day, Kharghar, India


As part of the ‘World Earth Day ‘celebrations on April 22nd and in an effort to carry out one of St. Claudine’s priorities- “Living a life committed to Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation’, ‘GREEN DAY’, was organized in CJM Kharghar and celebrated with great zest and vigour on July 11th by the ICSE Section and September 07th by the SSC Section, to promote the need to save our Mother Earth.
However; the focus on the environment was maintained believing that man requires earth more than earth requires the man’. The significance to protect the earth was brought out very meaningfully as the students had the opportunity to get connected with green objects and a Tree hand-print activity. The ambience of the class was enhanced, as the students were dressed up in green keeping with the theme and concept in mind.
The spirit of the celebration was quiet informative and reflective as it indeed carried the message “Create a world, where the environment doesn’t need any protection.”


CJM Kharghar 
Pune Province





17 de octubre de 2018

Penning of Troughts, CJM, KHARGHAR, India


The ICSE Section carried forward one of our Priorities- “LIVING A LIFE COMMITTED TO JUSTICE, PEACE AND THE INTEGRITY OF CREATION” as June 19th 2018   was devoted to an organized Slogan Making’ activity for the students of Grades I-IV. 

Focus on the environment was sustained, by eliciting the fact that ‘man requires earth more than earth requires man’. The significance of protecting the Earth was brought out indeed very meaningfully. Students penned various slogans pondering over the issues threatening the life of the environment around us.  

It also helped students to look at nature with mercy and compassion resulting in a desire to protect its beauty and restore its harmony.

Pune Province


Convent of Jesus and Mary, KHARGHAR, India


Blue Day

Being inspired by the zeal of St. Claudine to be caretakers of God’s creation,  ‘Blue Day’ was celebrated by the ICSE and SSC Sections of Convent of Jesus & Mary, Kharghar on June 18thand July 06th2018, respectively. Students of the Pre-primary Section were introduced to the colour “BLUE”. As the colour ‘Blue’ depicts ‘calmness of sky and water’, the celebration had a positive effect on Tiny Tots bringing harmony and brotherhood to Creation. The ambience of the class was enhanced through this activity.
The significance of the colour Blue was reiterated through a series of activities using BLUE such as hand –prints etc. Thus, BLUE DAY was an amazing learning experience, as students got an opportunity to get connected to the objects of nature.


15 de septiembre de 2018

C.J.M. BHUREWALA - India


Through a skit, awareness regarding tree plantation was demonstrated and children were also taught the values of the trees in our life. Glimpses of the programe are following:


















Thus the children came to know many things about trees and how the trees are essential part of our life. They even learnt how to maintain the plants and trees. 
They show great enthusiasm and interest towards preserving flowers and plants…

1 de septiembre de 2018

1 de septiembre: Cuidado de la Creación

Message du Pape François pour la Journée Mondiale de Prière pour la Sauvegarde de la Création


Message of Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the care of Creation


Mensaje del Papa Francisco para la Jornada Mundial de Oración por el Cuidado de la Creación


Messaggio di Papa Francesco per la Celebrazione della Giornata Mondiale di Preghiera per la Cura del Creato