Spirituality of Aging in Religious Congregations
A reflection by Janet Malone, CND. Having looked at the statistics of aging today, including aging in our congregations, Janet highlighted only some of the myriad possibilities of the qualities of the spirituality of aging might entail. Janet's invitation to each of you, as you read these reflections, is to take the leisure-contemplation to write your own personal and congregational spirituality of aging. Janet Malone can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Open and download this PDF document: Spirituality of Aging...
December 2 -- International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - Celebration Plan
We hope that this celebration will be a way to unite with the many numerous persons, communities and organizations involved in the fight against this form of modern slavery, known as trafficking in persons.
Lise Barbeau, SCSL
We thank all those who sent us material that helped us build this celebration. Your contributions were greatly appreciated.
We also thank the 30 women religious from 26 countries gathered in Rome October 15 to 20, 2007, in a seminar entitled Building a Network: The Prophetic Role of Women Religious in the Fight against Trafficking in Persons. The seminar was organized by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See and the Italian Union of Major Superiors. We are happy to present you, within this celebration, the statement issued Oct 22 named: Women Religious on Human Trafficking. See: http://www.zenit.org/article-20806?l=english
Facts and figures speak for themselves. This document illustrates very well the extent of human trafficking in the world and in Canada.
Read also a Short History of Slavery in Canada.
A Celebration of Consecrated Life
May 27, 2007 - Feast of Pentecost: On this feast day, women and men religious of the Americas will unite in prayer to celebrate consecrated life.
It seems fitting that the celebration of consecrated life coincides with the feast of Pentecost, as consecrated life is at the very heart of the Church as a decisive element for her mission. (Vatican II, Ad Gentes, # 18) The CRC invites you to take part in this celebration of consecrated life by using as inspiration the liturgical celebration it has prepared for the occasion. Open PDF document.
Earth Day Celebration
It is in solidarity with our fellow human beings that CRC invites you to celebrate the Earth Day 2007. Let us make it a time of prayer, profound reflection, and concrete action. The CRC personnel has prepared for your use a model of celebration and suggestions for actions.
- The proposed celebration and suggested actions are available in two formats: PDF and WORD.
Things to do beforehand:
Invite your community or any group to celebrate Earth Day with you well in advance. You may like to invite lay associates to join the community.
Scan Sunday or daily newspaper and select those headlines that remind us that we are citizens of one world and that the Earth, which is our home, is suffering dangerously. Choose preferably headlines and/or pictures related to environmental disasters that speed up the end of species including the possibility of human extinction.
Choose appropriate songs and music for your group.