AROUND THE REGION
Life & Legacy of William Joseph Chaminade
2011 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Joseph Chaminade. NACMS is commemorating this event by offering a special three-week webinar exploring the events in his lifetime and the legacy of his vision today. People new to the Marianist Family will find this online course offers an easy entry into the life of Blessed Chaminade while veteran members of the Marianist Family will be challenged to reflect on how they are consciously participating in the legacy of the Founder in the 21st Century. Click here for details.
Course Dates: August 7 - August 27
Registration: June 21 - August 3
Marianist Call to Action for Just & Humane Immigration Reform
The Marianist Family in the USA is focusing on Immigration Reform as a priority for 2011. The Marianist Family Council of North America has endorsed this Family-wide campaign and the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative (MSJC) is in charge of implementation. Success, however, depends on YOU. Join the effort by signing the Pledge which contains a range of possible commitments. There is something that everyone can do.
Pledge activities include contacting legislators to urge them to work toward humane immigration reform, educating friends or co-workers about the issue, writing a letter to the editor, volunteering with immigrants, praying for immigrants and legislators, and others. Click here to learn more.
HAITI UPDATE (Following is an update about the renewal of CLMs in Haiti.)
Rapport de la réunion des Animateurs des CLM d'Haiti du 17-19 Juin 2011, Saint-Marc, Haiti
Les membres présents:
Alexis Yvronique, André Yveline, Arnault Myriam, Dorval Ismanie, Cinéus Nerlande, Clermond Onix, Fontal Ernst, Thelot Hantal. Damestoir Sau, Etienne Wesly, (President) Joseph Claudel, Jean-Paul Loulou, Julien Patrix-Joseph, Jean Elisson Théus Shéila.
Une bonne rencontre dans une ambiance fraternelle. Les Animateurs des CLM d' Haiti ont pris conscience de leur situation et ont choisi de donner un nouvel élan à ces différents groupes de clm du pays. A la fin de cette rencontre un comité de soutien a été créé dans le but de faire circuler les informations et planifier les différentes séances de formations pour les animateurs des clm. Le programme proposé a été bel et bien respecté. L'accompagnateur National (Fr. Eddy) est en train de travailler sur une petite brochure en creole pour les CLM d'Haiti. En ce qui concerne les depenses,
Haiti CLM Animators
Totale des depenses:..$510.00
Nb: Le comité de soutient aura sa première rencontre le 8 Juillet. Nous prendrons $250 sur la balance pour imprimer les documents et le frais de fonctionnement du comité de soutien.
Jean Eddy Pierre, SM
The meeting was held in a fraternal atmosphere, with 15 participants, all MLC animators, who chose to give a new start. After taking a good look at their present situation, a support group was created in order to have the information circulate and to plan the different formation session for the animators. Br. Eddy, the assessor, is working on a brochure in Creole. The support committee will meet on July 8th and will take $250 from the balance for printing documents and for expenses.
Richard Thibault - translator
LET US PRAY
- In thanksgiving for the successful healing of Glen Bergeron who had surgery on his neck.
- For the recuperation of Sancinetti Ribeiro Walderez who recently had an eye operation for cataracts.
- For the Catholics of Australia as their bishops prepare for their Ad Limina visit with the Pope this October. Click here to read an Open Letter to the Bishops of Australia.