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April 2014 
 
 
Please pray for all those preparing for the National Assembly, 
May 29 -June 1 'Rooted in Blessed History - Sent to the Frontiers'
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DEVELOPMENT & PEACE
IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY
THE TABLET
NATIONAL seeks a SECRETARY for April 2014!! and TREASURER to serve as of December 2014.

Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's
Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Halleluja"



PROJECTS             159


NOAH- A Review Posted by Eric Jensen, SJ in Our Culture
Is it myth? 
Is it history? 
Is it epic? 
Is it prophecy? 
 
It's all of the above, and then some! These are the generations of Titanic, which begat Lord of the Rings, which begat Harry Potter, which begat Gladiator, which begat Noah.

Kenosis

The aridity of the creek bed has 

etched a barren network of broken shards curling at their edges.
The bed itself may cry out for 

drenching rain to restore it to 

wholeness, but its brokenness
has opened a resting place for a 

seed. The hopeful seed nestles
into the desiccated crevice in the 

soil. Gazing beyond the cracking it 

must endure, it dreams of bearing 

fruit. Might the unfolding of the beautiful dream be worth the 

pain of breaking open?

 

Elaine M. Ditner

Inspired by a nature walk at 

a Loyola 

House Day of Quiet

September, 2007

 

CANADA'S GROWTH IMAGE
The Kaleidoscope was the image chosen by the World Assembly Team to represent CLC Canada's past five year journey. Can you see the Spiritual transformation?


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CENTRAL REGION

HAITI INSERTION TRIP 2014
Insertion Trip 2014 DR & Haiti

REGIONAL REP TO NATIONAL
       
Greetings and Easter blessings are offered from Central Region to all of our CLC family.  We are full of anticipation as Easter evokes this and as we await the outcomes of works in progress.  The focus of our winter planning has been set by priorities determined by our executive council (CREXCO) vacancies and our Common
  Apostolic Mission for the people of Haiti as well as support for the preparations underway for the upcoming National Assembly in Saint John, N.B. May 30.

 

Briefly, Central prayed for and was blessed with a Leadership Task Force which is establishing contact with nominees for executive positions and building bridges to form a Common Mission Leadership group, a new initiative.  Hopefully, we will have some firm commitment by the next Central Regional Council meeting on June 21st.  We invite your prayers for the continuing efforts of this wonderful team for both endeavors.  read more 

 

WORLD CLC DAY 2014 REFLECTION
EASTER GREETINGS FROM OUR 
CO-PRESIDENTS

 

What Easter came to transform!  

South Sudan entombed in grief

 

.......we invite you to pray with us as a nation in solidarity 

with South Sudan.
Peter Chouinard Mary

Recently harsh news from CLC South Sudan's reality has cut  through sunshine days and melting snow ; t hat phenomenon of the Canadian Spring that seeks out Easter grace of the Risen 

 
 
Christ and new life bursting forth that finally came.

 As CLC delegates to Lebanon it hits close to home to read of 'life' so disposable; lives of CLC members and family members murdered..... Leanne Salel and Mary Balfe sat the last evening in Lebanon with delegates Rosetta and Nicola and their Jesuit E.A. Munene of South Sudan. Please take time to enfold hurting members of our CLC family by reading the accounts in the following documents. Let our CLC brothers and sisters know they are not alone.

 

Sent from World CLC-CVX at Leanne Salel's inquiry is a CLC Sudan report documenting their story and a response to Leanne from the South Sudanese Jesuit, Munene. We heard tragic stories in Lebanon and ate together then, and now as Canada's World lay delegates we invite you to pray with us as a nation in solidarity with South Sudan. Monetary assistance can be offered though AOR Jesuits of Eastern Africa.     

  

Mary Balfe & Peter Chouinard, Co-Presidents of CLC Canada     

 

To read more please check out:

South Sudan CLC March 2014 

South Sudan April 2014 

GREETINGS FROM OUR NEA
Dear CLC friends,  
 
CHRIST IS RISEN. HE IS RISEN INDEED ALLELUIA! 
Fr Charles
It has been a while since I wrote for the UPDATE.  
So, it is good to have this occasion to write you as we are celebrating these days, and for the next 50 days , the
great events of our faith - We proclaim your death O Lord, we profess your holy resurrection, until you come
again! We have come out of a long difficult winter in many parts of Canada. We have seen and we are still experiencing the violence and conflict, and the sadness of lost lives in many parts of the world, even in the city of Calgary where I am living. As we try to understand and respond to these events, our faith in the victory of love of Christ Jesus' self gift to the Father for all of us, is centred on the One who has been raised up from the dead and has begun the new creation and given us all a part in the building of this new
creation through love.  
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THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ORGANIZING COMMITTEE NEEDS A PHOTO OF YOUR COMMUNITY!!!

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A "Networked" Experience of Community Prayer
Did you participate? There is one more week to go... Let's pray the Resurrection together...

An exciting new Lenten experience has been launched by the Jesuits in the United States called Moved to Greater Love. This nine week digital prayer platform, based on both individual and communal experiences, offers the opportunity to engage more deeply in contemplative prayer throughout Lent.

This initiative started on Sunday, March 2nd and will continue until Sunday, May 4th. Each day, new content is posted online, including reflection questions, readings and multimedia presentations in order to guide your prayer experience. read more


Ignatian Education Supporting Family Life
SIPEI is the International Seminar on Ignatian Pedagogy and Spirituality, organized by the Secretariat of Education of the Society of Jesus, in continuity with the international Colloquium (ICJSE) held in Boston in the summer of 2012. SIPEI gathers seventy experts from all continents and celebrates in the Cova of Saint Ignatius, Manresa (near Barcelona, Spain) in order to find new points of collaboration between Ignatian spirituality and Ignatian pedagogy. read more

To prepare for SIPEI 2014 and to allow the participation of all those who cannot be physically in Manresa, SIPEI Virtual is being prepared, read more 
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