A Day of Reflection and Sharing on New Evangelisation in the Context of the New Cosmology
“Christ is the reflection of God’s glory and bears the impress of God’s own being, sustaining all things by his powerful command.” Hebrews 1:3
This day of reflection and sharing on the theme of New Evangelisation IN THE CONTEXT OF the New Cosmology is being organised by the CRC Mission-Formation service. It will be offered across the country in English and in French in the course of 2013. It is addressed to leadership teams, and to all women and men religious, as well as to Associates who desire to reflect on these issues of Evangelisation.
With the conclusion of the Synod on the new Evangelisation, we question ourselves on the role of consecrated life: How do we evangelise in the present context of our world? How do we share our faith so that people will be renewed in their hope? How do we accompany persons we meet each day?
The new cosmology challenges us to rethink the mysteries of our faith. How do we speak about God and Jesus Christ in the context of the new cosmology? How can a new vision of creation, of the world and of our faith transform our Christian life? How do the issues of the new cosmology bring us to witness differently to the Good News of Jesus Christ? How do the challenges of the new cosmology call us to respond as consecrated persons? In the words of André Beauchamp, how can we convert our perceptions and find a new breath?
In English: Sister Donna Geernaert, SC, theologian
In French: André Beauchamp, theologian and environmentalist (consult the French section of the website)
Jean Bellefeuille and Lorraine St-Hilaire, SNJM, from the CRC Mission-Formation service.
Schedule: 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (gathering at 8:45 a.m.)
Calendar for 2013 :
March 4, 2013: Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre, Mississauga, Ontario
May 28, 2013: Edmonton, Providence Renewal Center, Alberta
October 15, 2013: Bethany Centre, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
October 3, 2013: St.Boniface Pastoral Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba
November 13, 2013: Saint-Joseph Oratory, Montreal, Quebec (with simultaneous translation)
N.B. Consult the French section of the website for calendar of events given in French.
The registration fee is $60.00 per person for the day which includes health breaks, noon meal and documentation.
For further information, please call Jean Bellefeuille (ext 106) or Lorraine St-Hilaire, SNJM (ext 114) at 514-259-0856
Legal Formation for Leaders of Religious Institutes
An updated program, the Legal Education is offering instruction using a contemporary context in the main aspects of canon law and certain aspects of civil law affecting consecrated life. The three year cycle program is meant for leadership teams and lay persons in the administration and management of institutes of religious life or societies of apostolic life. The program is organised by: the CRC, ATRI, ATTIR, Saint-Paul University.
The first year will be given June 17-21, 2013 at Saint-Paul University in Ottawa, Ontario. It is important to register before February 28, 2013.
For detailed information, please consult the binlingual brochure, open and download the PDF document: Legal Education
Leadership that Transforms Workshop
February 7, 2013: “What is the difference between problem-solving and listening for clues to the activity of God? How do you change disturbance into new possibility?” With questions like these, through power-point presentations and contemplative conversations, 46 workshop participants were invited to re-focus their ministry of leadership.
The workshop, sponsored by the CRC, was offered to leaders of religious congregations during the weekend of January 25-27, 2013 at the Providence International Centre in Montreal. The leader and workshop facilitator, Sister Brenda Peddigrew, RSM, called the participants “to contemplation, not only as an inner practice, but as a way to encounter the world from within.”
Workshop participants appreciated the times of silent contemplation in community creating a space for contemplative listening, noticing what stirs within rather than seeking a response to the speaker. As the workshop unfolded, it became very clear that personal transformation is at the heart of transformative leadership.
Read the full story written by Lorraine St-Hilaire, SNJM, download this PDF Document: Leadership that Transforms
Photos taken by Lorraine St-Hilaire, SNJM:
Brenda Peddigrew, RSM
Workshop held in Pembroke on Journeying with our Elders with Renewed Confidence
January 25-26, 2012: The Grey Nuns of Immaculate-Conception of Pembroke, Ontario, welcomed at the Marguerite Center 45 participants (44 women, 1 man) attending the CRC workshop “Journeying with Our Elders with Renewed Confidence”. It was the twelfth times that CRC was offering this workshop and it was still very much appreciated.
Viiew this short video posted on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXtOpcaTVkE
Session: New Approach to Leadership and the Relevance of Feedback
Conference of Sister Therezinha Joana Rasera, SDS: To Serve in Community Among one's Brothers and Sisters - Evolution in the way of exercising authority in Religious Life. To view the PDF document, click on this direct link.