Pacific: Climate-and-Debt-Crises / Pacifique : crises climatiques et de la dette

Pacific: Climate-and-Debt-Crises

This week's post was sent to us by Fr Francois Grossin SM, New Caledonia, from NZ Catholic, 6th March 2023. It is an address from Cardinal Soane Patita Paini Mafi who is the first ever cardinal from Tonga and the youngest member of the College of Cardinals. He is also the President of Caritas Oceania and represents the region on key issues, especially climate change.    Traduction française : voir ci-dessous : Across the Pacific, people are picking up the bones of their ancestors like shells on the beach. Burial grounds are being washed away by rising tides. Communities are shoring up seawalls with old tyres. I was raised on the beautiful island of Tonga. When I was a child, my par...

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Marists at International Conference on Cohesive Societies / Maristes à la Conférence internationale sur les sociétés cohésives

Marists at International Conference on Cohesive Societies / Maristes à la Conférence internationale sur les sociétés cohésives

Hermes (Larry) Sabud SM and Kevin Medilo SM attended the International Conference on Cohesive Societies in Singapore, September 6-8, 2022, and sent this Report:     [ Faites défiler vers le bas pour le français] The Conference gathers 800 participants and resource speakers from 40 countries to discuss the critical role of Interfaith Dialogue toward  more connected and cohesive societies. It is organized by a local university and the Singapore government. In his special address, Cardinal Pietro Parolin highlighted the importance of solidarity and human fraternity for a more peaceful and cohesive community of nations. Singapore President Halimah Yacob highlights the im...

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Meditation - physical & emotional impacts /L'impact physique et émotionnel.

Meditation - impacts / Méditation - impacts

MEDITATION: The physical and emotional impact.      MEDITATION : L'impact physique et émotionnel -  Faites défiler vers le bas pour la version française I. Definitions Single pointed concentration. Meditation is a discipline or practice of contemplation or awareness found in most of the world's major religions. The purposes of meditation have been variously defined as increased awareness, greater ability to live in the moment, freedom from the ego, spiritual growth, or union with God or the universe. It is important to understand that although better health is a frequent side effect of meditation, it is not the goal or focus of meditation practice. The paradox of med...

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Poisson de Pâques-Laudato Si-Yaoundé / Easter Fish-Laudato Si-Yaounde

Poisson de Pâques-Laudato Si-Yaoundé / Easter Fish-Laudato Si-Yaoundé

Extrait du "Rameau de Pâques", bulletin de la maison de formation mariste Saint-Pierre Chanel de Yaoundé (Cameroun). Un article de Luigi Salvodelli sm See below for English Translation: From "Le Rameau de Pâques", a bulletin published by the Marist Formation House Saint-Pierre Chanel at Yaoundé (Cameroon). A contribution by Luigi Salvodelli sm.   THE ENCYCLICAL "LAUDATO SI" TO DATE LA RÉALISATION À CE JOUR DE L'ENCYCLIQUE "LAUDATO SI" Ces derniers jours, le Pape François est revenu une fois de plus sur le contenu de l'encyclique "Laudato Si", en soulignant son sens le plus profond, qui nous encourage à revenir à l'essentiel et à la terre, selon la pensée de saint François d'As...

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“Overshoot” - depletion of the earth's resources '/ le dépassement des ressources de la terre,

overshoot - the dilemna of our planet / dépassement - le dilemme de notre planète

For your consideration … "Overshoot" - Professor William Rees   /   « Overshoot », le dépassement des ressources de la terre   By Ross Flint – Marist Associate  /   Par Ross Flint – Associé mariste    -   faites défiler vers le bas pour la traduction française    This week (March 2023) I have been listening to an esteemed Canadian professor Bill Rees who gives a dire assessment for our future on this planet. His conclusion is that the climate change issue is actually a symptom of a more serious problem, what he calls "Overshoot". William E. Rees with Nate Hagens: "The Fundamental Issue - Overshoot" | The Gre...

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L'écologie, une question qui concerne toutes les sociétés africaines / Ecology, an affair of every African Society

Cet article est tiré du « Rameau » n° 22, avril 2023, bulletin de la Maison de formation Saint Pierre Chanel-des Pères Maristes du District d'Afrique à Yaoundé (Cameroun), avec l'aimable autorisation d'Yvan Carré sm, son supérieur.  -  This article was published in "Le Rameau", Nr 22, April 2023, Saint Peter Chanel formation house–Marist Fathers, Yaoundé, Cameroon, District of Africa , courtesy of its Superior, Fr. Yvan Carré sm L'écologie, une question qui concerne toutes les sociétés africaines Depuis quelque temps notre « maison commune » est sérieusement menacée par le changement climatique et la dégradation de l'environnement. Malheureusement, l'Afrique ne semble pas être...

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LAUDATO SI' AND MARIST OCEANIA/ LAUDATO SI’ ET L’OCEANIE MARISTE

Laudato Si - Marists in Oceania / Laudato Si et L’Oceanie Mariste

POSITION PAPER: LAUDATO SI' AND MARIST OCEANIA                LAUDATO SI' ET L'OCEANIE MARISTE   traduction ci-dessous                                                  Fr Samu Tukidia sm Introduction This position paper specifically attempts to weave together certain themes in Laudato Si' and their applications and implications for us Oceanian Marists. It discusses three points. First, current steps taken by the Society of Mary to support the thinking of Laudato Si' is presented. Second, Marist ecological visions o...

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A Marist Mission to the Deaf / Une mission mariste auprès des sourds

Graduation - San Isidro - Solomon Islands / Remise des diplômes - San Isidro - Îles Salomon

San Isidro Care Centre was founded by the late Br. George van der Zant of the Society of Mary in 2007. Sr. Maria Fe Rollo SMSM  continues Br George's dream of changing the lives of deaf students in the Solomon Islands. Sr. Maria Fe Rollo has been a Missionary Sister of the Society of Mary for 15 years. Born in Davao City, Philippines, she joined the congregation when she was 36, drawn to its missionary charism of going out to the frontiers, proclaiming the Gospel inspired by and confident in Mary's help. She trained as a secondary teacher but has taught religious education in primary, secondary and tertiary settings, mostly in Davao City, Maitum, and General Santos City in the...

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No-Dig part 2 / Cultiver sans labourer le sol. 2ème partie

No-Dig Garden part 2 / Cultiver sans labourer le sol. 2ème partie

No-Dig Gardening - Part 2, - "How we can undertake no-dig gardening in the growing of crops."  [author: Ross Flint] My no dig method allows you to grow masses of healthy, nutritious food. More easily than with traditional digging. 1 Leave soil undisturbed as much as possible, so that soil life continues helping plant roots to grow. 2 Feed the soil life with organic matter on the surface, once a year. I recommend compost. That's it! View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LH6-w57Slw This is the best introduction to the process of commencing a no-dig approach. How to get started 1. Create a new, no dig bed What size? For a beginner, the best option is to start small with just one bed,...

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No Dig Gardening -1 / Cultiver sans labourer le sol. 1ère partie

No-Dig Gardening   [written by Ross Flint, Marist Associate, Tasmania] - [écrit par Ross Flint, associé mariste, Tasmanie] Part 1 - Why undertake no-dig gardening in the growing of crops? Before explaining "How?" we need to address the prior question "Why?" Most soil already has a good structure for plant roots to grow, and is full of growth-enabling organisms. Millions of fungal threads, nematodes and earthworms, to name a few, are being helpful right under our feet, mostly out of sight. We need to help them to help us. You have already started no-dig without knowing! Since the last time you dug or tilled or forked your soil, it has been healing itself, with networks of fungi...

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Become a Laudato Si Animator / Devenez un animateur Laudato Si / Conviértete en Laudato Si Animador

Become a Laudato Si Animator / Devenez un animateur Laudato Si

Dear confreres and friends, the Laudato Si Movement is going to launch the Laudato Si' Animator training next April; kindly find at this link the promotional kit in all languages. Thank you for sharing widely within your network, on the Society of Mary's website and social media. Be aware that the training starts as follows and people can register accordingly: English (next 19th April), Spanish (next 17th April), French (next 19th April), Italian (next 19th April), Portuguese (next 18th April). Laudato Si Animator Training is recommended by our Marist Sustainability Covenant , approved by the SG and Council, 2022. Anyone interested in the Animator of Animators training, please let me kn...

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Anei's witness / Le témoin d'Anei

South Sudanese Refugees - walking to safety

Our blog this week has been submitted by Br Ivan Vodopivec SM - agreed by Anei - a South-Sudanese Refugee who made it to England. Anei requested to keep his original name for his article. Notre blog de cette semaine a été soumis par le Frère Ivan Vodopivec SM - accepté par Anei - un réfugié sud-soudanais qui s'est rendu en Angleterre. Anei a demandé de conserver son nom d'origine pour son article. Name / Nom: Anei                      Country / Nationalité : South Sudan                       Ethnicity / Origine ethnique : Shilluk I was born in Malakal Town South S...

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Care for our Oceans

Care for our Oceans

Fr Donato Kivi SM presented the following "Care for our Oceans" to the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania - a regional grouping that comprises the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands and the Episcopal Conference of the Pacific (CEPAC) – which includes Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna. At their recent Assembly held in Fiji from 5th – 10th February. Care for the Oceans Ferdinand Magellan and his exploration group g...

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Interculturalité - Interculturality

Séminaristes Maristes-St Pierre Chanel-Yaoundé / Marist Seminarians-St Peter Chanel-Yaoundé

Le dialogue interreligieux et interculturel est un défi qui est à relever dans le monde entier. Voici la réflexion d'un étudiant de la Maison Saint Pierre Chanel à Yaoundé (Cameroun). Comment peut-on y répondre, selon la vision qu'en ont de jeunes Maristes africains. Interfaith and intercultural dialogue is a challenge all over the world. Here is a reflection from a student at St Peter Chanel House in Yaoundé, Cameroon: witch way it can be addressed, according to the views of young African Marists. Interculturalité L'interculturalité est un concept qui vise à étudier la relation entre les différentes formes de cultures. Il découle du latin « inter » qui signifie « entre », et de « culture »,...

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Our common home - a guide to care / Notre maison commune - un guide pour prendre soin

Our Common Home - A Guide / Notre Maison Commune - Un Guide

Our blog this week was referred to us by Fr Petero Matairatu sm, Director of Marist Training Centre, Tutu, Fiji. The booklet can be downloaded here – in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. It is the fruit of a common endeavor between the Vatican Dicastery of Integral Human development and the Stockholm Environment Institute. It is a useful resource for groups, parishes, schools in addressing current issues in 'Our Common Home'. Notre blog de cette semaine nous a été référé par le Père Petero Matairatu sm, Directeur du Centre de Formation Mariste, Tutu, Fidji. La brochure peut être téléchargée ici – en français, anglais, espagnol, italien et portugais. C'est le fruit d'un effor...

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Jeunesse et technologie Youth & Technology

SM-Yaoundé - Entry-to-Postulancy-Technology

This week's post comes from Yaoundé, Cameroon. In "Le rameau de Noël" (the Christmas Twig) the students at St Peter Chanel House explain their everyday life, share in their reflections and feelings as they are in progress and discernment on their way with Christ, following the Marist inspiration. It was kindly communicated by Fr Yvan Carré sm, the Superior of the community. L'article de cette semaine nous vient de Yaoundé, au Cameroun. Dans leur journal intitulé "Le Rameau de Noël", les étudiants de la Maison Saint Pierre Chanel rendent compte de leur cheminement, pour un discernement vocationnel, en suivant l'inspiration mariste. Ce texte a été aimablement communiqué par Yvan Carré sm, le s...

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Entitlement, Sacrifice Zones and Bright Green Lies

Aotearoa/New Zealand poet, Brian Turner has written a poignant little poem called Sky. Made all the more poignant with the recent weather bomb in Tāmakimakarau/Auckland it reads; If the sky knew half of what we are doing down here it would be stricken, inconsolable, and we would have nothing but rain.[i] This poem points to what American ecologist Eileen Crist calls the human supremacy complex[ii].In such a complex the human community and all its noble endeavours reigns supreme. Human industry takes over our planet home in almost every sphere. Extreme, and all too common, examples of human supremacy show up in what are called sacrifice zones[iii]. Almost every nation on Earth has its sacrifi...

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COP 15 - Landmark Biodiversity Agreement

COP 15 - Landmark Biodiversity Agreement

Over the Christmas / New Year Period we may have missed this good news:  "30-by-30": Key takeaways from the COP15 biodiversity summit MONTREAL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - A United Nations nature summit culminated on Monday with a global deal to protect the ecosystems that prop up half the world economy, and prevent the further loss of already ravaged plant and animal populations. Here are some of the key areas agreed on after two weeks of negotiations hosted in Montreal, Canada. CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION Delegates committed to protecting 30% of land and 30% of coastal and marine areas by 2030, fulfilling the deal's highest-profile goal, known as 30-by-30. Indigenous and tradition...

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Child Labor - Le travail des enfants - now & then – aujourd'hui et autrefois

Luwowo-Coltan-Mine-near-Rubaya-North-Kivu---DRC

Child Labor- now and then   [article sent by Jim Carty sm - Australia] The NOW How many times each day do you use your iPhone, or your Cell-Phone of whatever you call it. Next time you do, think of the "rare-earth" metal cobalt hidden inside- a critical component- Then ask yourself: where did it come from and who mined it and how was it mined? Chances are it came from the so-called Democratic Republic of Congo which is the world's largest cobalt mine, and was mined by either a large international Company or by one method known as artisanal mining That is to say, by a small-scale miner (ASM) who is a subsistence miner not officially employed by a mining company, but works independen...

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dans les ténèbres, une lumière

dans les ténèbres, une lumière : light in the darkness

Prière pour un Futur qui émerge Source de compassion, toi qui contiens toute vie, Rejoins-nous alors que nous tendonsvvers un futur qui naîtra de nos humbles efforts. Guide-nous dans ton futur qui émerge. Donne-nous la force de réduire les dommages que nous causons. Transfigure nos désespoirs, qu'ils deviennent les champs fertiles où germera un monde renouvelé. Nous t'invoquons, Esprit de bonté, pour que tu enveloppes toute chose d'une plénitude de bénédiction. Ouvre-nous à la force de vie qui anime tout ce qui vit, donne-nous le courage, enseigne-nous l'art de la co-création dans notre monde. Whaea nui o te Taiao katoa, inoi mō mātou. Mère de la nouvelle Création, prie pour nous Peter ...

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