International Organization of MLC:
Region of North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
Lord, fill our hearts with the fire of your love.
May it kindle in us
the desire to make you known and loved!
May it make us poor with the poor,
strangers with strangers...
Then, transformed by your love,
which saves us,
we will be able to open our hearts
to every distress,
making ourselves available
for the little ones and the poor;
and we will be inventive
in order to answer their thirst.
enkindle in us the fire of your love!
(Marie Joelle Bec, FMI: Walking with Adèle.)
May the Spirit of Pentecost fill us with courage, joy and unwavering hope in our commitment to the mission of Mary.
Isabella Moyer, MLC
North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
|Winnipeg Marianist Family Council|
The Winnipeg Marianist Family Council held its biannual meeting at the home of Ina Jablonski on April 8th. The meeting was chaired by Valerie Bergeron, MLNNA Area Rep for Winnipeg, Canada. Community reports and updates were shared.
Planning was begun for a local Marianist Family gathering for the upcoming Marianist World Day of Prayer in October, 2008. This year, the spiritual pilgrimage will be focused on the shrine of Our Lady of the Conception of Aparecida in Brazil. A prayer service is being planned, and a pot-luck celebration with a special Portuguese flavour from the Circulo de Boa Nova community.
Isabella Moyer, Regional Responsible to the International Organization, gave an update on the plans for the International Meeting of MLC in Kenya, 2009. Discussion began on a selection process for choosing a delegate for Winnipeg. The ongoing financial need of both the MLNNA and the International Organization was also discussed.
The meeting adjourned, as is customary, around Ina's bountiful table!
From left to right: Valerie Bergeron (MLNNA Area Rep for Winnipeg, and Faith and Family Community), Ina Jablonski (Magnificat), Marta Almeida (Circulo de Boa Nova), Alex Ferreira (Circulo de Boa Nova), Luis Melo (Society of Mary), Barbara Potkonjak (Our Lady of Peace). Photo taken by Isabella Moyer.
More updates to the International Organization of MLC-CLM website have been added in the past month. Visit us at www.clm-mlc.org to view the following:
INTERNATIONAL MLC DOCUMENTS IN:
The web-site is a work in progress, so we invite you to visit often. And, please feel free to send any suggestions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
From Mr. Ilionès Saint-Fleur,
National Responsible, CLM Haiti
The CLM of Haiti will hold a General Assembly at Croix-des-Bouquets "Village St. Vincent de Paul", about 10 km from Port-au-Prince, from April 25-27, 2008. Delegates from each of the ten CLM and the leadership team will be present. Brother Stanislas Limdeyou, SM will provide the recollection and lectures.
Nous continuons à compter sur votre soutien non seulement pour la réussite de l`Assemblée, mais aussi pour un avenir certain des CLM en Haiti.
|News from the Daughters of Mary
Two recent newsletters from the Daughters of Mary are available online.
ECHOES OF THE VISIT, March 2008,
chronicles the visit of Sr. Marie Joelle Bec, FMI (Superior General) and Sr. Estella Ibarra, FMI (Assistant for Temporalities) to Togo and the Ivory Coast.
MARCH 2008 NEWSLETTER
from the FMI Community of
"Shanti Deep" in Ranchi, India.
|Via Latina 22 - April 2008|
The April issue of Via Latina 22, News from the General Administration of the Society of Mary, is available at www.marianist.org. Articles in this issues include:
- Mixed Composition: A Treasure and Challenge
- Promoting Justice and Peace and the Integrity of Creation
- Second Circular of Fr. Manuel J. Cortés, Superior General, The Spirit of the Society of Mary is the Spirit of Mary.
|Support Kenya 2009|
International Meeting of Marianist Lay Communities will be held in Nairobi,
Kenya in 2009. Approximately 50
delegates from 29 countries will be invited to attend.
Because of rising
fuel costs, travel to the meeting will be expensive. Also, over half of our delegates reside in
developing nations .
We are setting up a
Scholarship Fund for Delegates to
help with travel and meeting costs. Please consider donating to this fund.
Lay Network and in the annotation line write "International Meeting
Fund" and mail to:
1341 N. Delaware Avenue, # 406
PA 19125 USA
you a frequent traveller and would like to donate airmiles for
delegate travel? Please contact NACMS intern, Ben Dougherty at email@example.com.
you for your generosity, we will keep you up to date concerning the progress of
Tony Garascia, MLC
Marianist Lay Communities
Ireland, and Australia
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