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International Organization of Marianist Lay Communities (IO-MLC) 

Region of North America, Asia, Australia, and Ireland
JULY  - 2015

IN THIS ISSUE
FEATURED COUNTRY
Korea
AROUND THE REGION
Let us Pray
AROUND THE WORLD
Other Countries
Friday Magnificat
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Is Your MLC Having Fun With
 Laudato Si?
Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment has been out for about a month now. Most people love it but it can also make us squirm - especially if we take it seriously. 
It's 70 some pages long plus a lot of footnotes. That doesn't sound like much fun so maybe you've been waiting for the Cliff Notes. Never fear I did the work for you. Click here to get a 1 page summary plus Discussion Guide. (The "FUN" part is on the bottom of the page.)
Other resources that are not quite so short but worth your time are:
  • If you want to attend something live and are willing to go to Bergamo Retreat Center in Dayton Ohio on October 24, join the Visitation Marianist State Community for their retreat featuring speakers on Laudato Si and the environment. Contact Mary Andrews for details.

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Peace,

Susan Vogt

Regional Rep. for North America, Asia, Australia, Ireland

FEATURED COUNTRY - KOREA 
한국어
Korea - Lee Jin Bong Sebastian
LEE, Sebastian
Intl. Rep for Korea

There are 15 Marianist Lay Communities in Seoul. Each community has Mass and meets once a month. All communities hold joint meetings once or twice a year, using 2-3 different groups each time. We had a joint meeting in June this year. After Mass, we usually introduce activities, members, and hold a small party. It is a good opportunity to learn about others' projects and it promotes friendly relations. Each community also has a retreat or MT (Membership Training) at least once a year.

Seoul MLCs have done Cinema & Talk on the 4th Sunday every month for the past three years. For this program, we watch a movie and talk together. We watch various movies, both religious and non-religious in nature. Though we have many chances to watch movies nowadays, it is meaningful to watch them together and share perspectives. By communicating our impressions and experiences, we learn new things and members form a stronger bond. We also have precious time to heal ourselves by sharing our feelings and troubles.                                               Submitted by LEE, Jin Bong (Sebastian)

Some of the members of the Seoul MLCs watching "Meet Joe Black"

AROUND THE REGION

 

LET US PRAY:
  • That our society may find ways to solve conflicts without violence and guns.
  • For Jeannie Pinpin, Editor of Friday Magnificat, who was just hospitalized because of problems with her pregnancy of 6 months.
  • May we take to heart Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si and make lifestyle changes to live it more fully.
AROUND THE WORLD 

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CHILE Boletin Chaminade JULIO
               
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FRIDAY MAGNIFICAT - JULY

Making an Environmental Difference  ENGLISH    

Une Approche Environnementale Différente   FRANÇAIS   

Una Diferencia Medioambiental   ESPAÑOL 


   

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