International Organization of MLC:
Region of North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
My family and I are relishing the greenness of summer, the abundant
fields, the glorious lakes, and the warm sun. Oh, how we love the warm sun!
season beckons us to take time to play.
The glory of
creation beckons us to take time to pray - to be still, and know the love of our God.
Wishing you blessed times of leisure throughout the year!
Isabella R. Moyer, MLC
North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
Marianists at WYD2008
Visit www.marianist.org to view a great blog full of pictures and reflections by young Marianist pilgrims of the Meribah Province in the US.
If you have photos or stories from Pilgrims attending WYD2008 from your country, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org for next month's issue of Gifts and Tasks.
|Meeting of MLC Europe|
Ana Blázquez Ubach, Regional Responsible for Europe, will be joining representatives from Zaragoza, Madrid, CEMI, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria for the III European Meeting of Marianist Lay Communities from August 18-21, 2008 in Geisinhof, Austria.
We pray for our sisters and brothers in Europe as they gather to pray, reflect on the past and present, and vision for the future of the MLC.
We remain united in Family Spirit across the many miles!
Friday Magnificat Online
The World Council of the Marianist Family encourages the entire
Marianist Family to pray the Magnificat on Fridays as a sign of our commitment
to justice in our world. In 2008 the "Friday Magnificat" is dedicated
to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and in particular to living and
praying these Goals through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.
As such, "Friday Magnificat" uses the theological reflection
tool of "see, judge, and act" as prescribed by Caritas
(Taken from "Friday Magnificat")
Dan Jordan, a lay Marianist and editor for NACMS, continues to gift the international Marianist Family with this wonderful monthly resource for prayer, reflection and education. Each issue is formatted in Spanish, French and English, thanks to translators Ana Blázquez Ubach, Bro. André Vernes, SM, Mary Harvan Gorgette, and Richard Thibault,
The Friday Magnificat is now available online at www.clm-mlc.org on the home page (Who Are We?) for each language.
If you would like to receive the Friday Magnificat by email, please contact Dan at email@example.com.
|Via Latina 22 - July 2008|
The July issue of Via Latina 22, News from the General Administration of the Society of Mary, is available at www.marianist.org. Articles in this issue include:
- GA Appointments
- Marianists at the Eucharistic Congress
- 2 Ordinations in Spain
- Hunger, When Will It End?
| Marianist NGO at the UN
|Youth and Climate Change: Time for Action BroSteve@MarianistNGO.org
is the theme of International Youth Day
, August 12, 2008. Click here
to read an article on this and many other current issues that Marianist International is actively involved in at the UN. The reports are available in English, Spanish and French.
If you would like to subscribe to monthly email reports from Marianist International contact Bro. Steven P. O'Neill, SM
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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