International Organization of MLC:
Region of North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
No, this is not one of the photos taken from my kitchen window in Canada!
Last month, I traveled to Hawai'i with my husband David. The beauty of the island was mirrored in the hospitality and warmth we received from the Marianist family. I also traveled to Dayton, Ohio to attend a retreat with the State and Miryam communities. It was a blessing to visit with all these communities; some relatively new and some with a deep and long history.
I remain united in prayer and thanksgiving for our global family!
Isabella R. Moyer, MLC
North America, Asia
Ireland and Australia
want to ask your prayers for the upcoming meeting of the International Team of
Marianist Lay communities as we meet in Rome, Italy from November 3-8.
One of the important topics that we will be
discussing and planning is the upcoming 5th International Meeting of
Marianist Lay Communities, planned for August 2-9, 2009 in Nairobi,
Africa. The topic for this meeting will
be "Marianist Lay Communities in the Church and in the World". We are excited about planning for this
meeting and inviting delegates from the 28 countries where MLC's exist.
We are a global reality, united in serving
Mary's mission of spreading the message of her son, Jesus. United in Mary as our Mother and apostolic
model of action may all of us be inspired to be people of the Spirit. Please keep the international team in your
prayers as we plan for the upcoming international meeting.
International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities
Members of Marianist Lay Communities in Hawai'i gathered at Ewa Beach on September 27th for their annual day of meetings and reflection.
Colorful strands of yarn passed around the room to show the intertwining of connections in the Marianist Family on the local, national, continental, and international levels. This was followed by the singing of "Weave One Heart from the Many Strands".
On September 28, Isabella Moyer, Carol Ramey, and Bro. Jack Ventura, SM presented the Mackey Lecture on "The Marian Dimension of Church".
The Mackey Marianist Lectures are named
after the late Fr. Robert Mackey, S.M., one of the founders and the first
president of Chaminade University. Fr. Mackey dedicated his life to using his
Christian and Marianist principles to making the world a better place for all
-- especially for the poor and the marginalized.
A special thank you to Bro. Dennis Schmitz, SM, our host. And also to Chaminade University, the Marianist Center of Hawai'i and St. Louis School, the sponsors of the Mackey Lectures.
|CLM Quebec Elects New Leadership|
Jacqueline Carrier, Marie-Paule Guénette and Richard Thibault (Bordeaux 2005)
Eleven members from the Quebec CLM's gathered at the Marianist Center for Faith Education in Saint-Henri for their annual meeting on October 5, 2008.
Jacqueline Carrier was elected the new CLM National Responsible for the International Organization of MLC. The outgoing National Responsible is Josée Roberge.
Marcel Dion was elected the new MLNNA Area Representative for Quebec, replacing Richard Thibault. Richard will continue on as the MLNNA liason with the CLM in Haiti.
Josée Roberge and Marcel Dion
|Liturgical Celebration for Newly Beatified
On Oct. 28, 2007, the four Marianist Martyrs of
Madrid were beatified. November 6 has been designated for the liturgical
celebration of Fr. Miguel Léibar and Brothers Joaquín Ochoa, Sabino
Ayastuy and Florencio Arnáiz.
|World Day of Prayer Celebrations
Marianist communities around the world united in prayer and spiritual communion at the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil for the 2008 Marianist World Day of Prayer.
In Nairobi, Marianists spent the day praying for countries that have experienced war and civil unrest. Five countries specifically named included Somalia, Sudan, Congo, Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire.
The gathering in Winnipeg, Canada had a Portuguese flavor provided by songs and prayers from the Circulo de Boa Nova MLC.
More international pictures from World Day of Prayer celebrations may be found at www. marianist.org.
|Marianist Family Visits
Back Row: Fred, Benjamin, and Mary Gorgette, Susan Buckley
Front Row: Nicholas and David Gorgette, Neil and Joe Buckley
It's always grand to connect with family on our travels. When Sue Buckley (MLC National Responsible, Ireland) took her family for a visit to Paris, they stopped by to visit the Gorgette clan. Sue and Mary are both members of the cyber-MLC, Our Lady of the Round Table.
|Marianist International Volunteers
Dear friends of the
I In the new edition of the
MIV on-line Newsletter we would like to share with you some of the latest news
about our Marianist volunteers around the world:
- John, from the University of
Dayton, United States, in Callao, Peru.
- Miguel, lay marianist from
Spain in Otuzco, Peru.
- María, marianist English
teacher from Spain, in Kenya, for the fourth time!
- Elizabeth, volunteer from
the Untited States, also in Kenya!
- Marianist volunteers in the
The MIV is very happy to
confirm that the call to international volunteerism is moving so many people of the
Marianist Family around the world to serve the less privileged.
In Union of Spirit,
José Luis Pérez
VLCFF Winter Courses
|Via Latina Online
The October issue of Via Latina includes articles on
- 5 Units Celebrate Professions
- Ordinations in Columbia and USA
- Mariological Congress in Lourdes
- Korea-Japan Meeting and more.
Visit the International Organization of MLC-CLM web-site at www.clm-mlc.org
for the latest updates:
|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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