International Organization of MLC:
Region of North America, Asia
The Sun is Risen. ALLELUIA!
Easter morning, Killiney Hill, Ireland
In the darkness of tomb's unknowing
In the revelations of garden encounters
In the friendship of Emmaus journeys
In the living of Easter joys and hopes
A Happy and Blessed Easter season to you and your families and communities.
North America, Asia,
Ireland and Australia
|Boa Nova, Winnipeg
The Circulo da Boa Nova MLC
of Winnipeg is known for its generousity, warm hospitality and culinery
talents! On Palm Sunday, April 5th, the community sponsored and hosted the
soup kitchen at the Immaculate Conception Drop-In Center in downtown Winnipeg. Dinner
was shared with 250-300 people. Local Marianist Lay Communities collaborated with financial support.
5th International Meeting
The list of Regional participants to the 5th International Meeting of Marianist Lay Communities in Nairobi is growing!
Johneleen Lardera - PHILIPPINES
Eun-Hee Theresa Kim - KOREA
Jin Bong - KOREA
Wesly Etienne - HAITI
Jacqui Griswold - USA
Lisa Vega - USA
Michael Pera - USA
Susan Vogt - USA
Julie Nagasako - USA
Marg Van Herk - Paradis - CANADA
Marie-Paule Guénette - CANADA-QUÉBEC
Bro. Jack Ventura, SM (USA)
Fr. Dominic Park, SM (KOREA)
Richard Thibault (CANADA-QUÉBEC)
Tony Garascia PRESIDENT
Isabella Moyer REGIONAL RESPONSIBLE
"Meet" some of our participants online at:
5º Encuentro Internacional
de las Comunidades Laicas Marianistas
|Support Nairobi 2009|
International Meeting of Marianist Lay Communities will be held August 1-7, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya. Approximately 50
delegates from 29 countries will be invited to attend along with guests and observers.
A Scholarship Fund for Delegates has been started for delegates who require aid for travel and/or registration costs.
Please consider making a National, Local, Community, or Individual donation to this fund.
ONLINE DONATIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
Thanks to the MLNNA (Marianist Lay Network of North America), online donations to the International Organization of MLC may be made through their Network for Good account. In the PROGRAM DESIGNATION box, click "International Organization". In the DEDICATION box, you may specify if you want the donation to go to the general International Organization of MLC fund, or the Scholarship Fund for Delegates. International donations are accepted. All donations are in US Dollars.
CHECK OR MONEY ORDER DONATIONS
Cheques and Money Orders in US Dollars can now be made out to
"International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities"
and mailed to:
Isabella R. Moyer
FREQUENT FLYER/AIRMILES DONATIONS
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
|May Feast Days|
George J. Cerniglia,
SM (Assistant for Religious Life, US Province) offers this reflection for the month of May:
the 13th century it has been a Christian custom to dedicate the month of May to
the Blessed Virgin. This devotional practice has been especially recommended by
the popes. Pope Paul VI wrote an encyclical on the Month of May in which
he states: "During this month, Christians, both in church and in the
privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent
and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of
God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance."
us in the Marianist Family, there are a number of Marian feasts, some of which
mark anniversaries of special occasions in our history. We also celebrate Mother's
Day during this month, a day to give thanks for our mothers, both living and
deceased. This is also the month when many of our ministries and communities
will mark the closure of the year. Let us commend all of these events to Mary,
the Woman of Faith in our lives.
|Deepahalli Scholasticate News
The Deepahalli Scholasticate community in India has published a wonderful newsletter full of photos and articles.
Here is a photo of students participating in an online course on Marianist Prayer sponsored by NACMS and the Virtual Learning Community of Faith Formation at the University of Dayton.
Online Marianist courses are a wonderful way for us to connect across the miles.
|Via Latina 22 Online
The following articles are found in the April issue of Via Latina 22, the newsletter for the General Administration of the Society of Mary:
- Mixed Composition Project
Novena Prayer for Fr. Gabriel Arsenault
Appointments of Regional Superior of Canada and Assistant Provincials of Italy and France
Past issues of Gifts and Tasks are now archived online at
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