Laudate Deum - Summary / Laudate Deum – Un sommaire

Laudate Deum - Summary

Source: Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice:https://www.jcfj.ie/2023/10/04/laudate-deum-summary/ Posted on October 4, 2023 by Kevin Hargaden - Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, News, Poverty & Inequality News, Theology The Origin Story Eight years ago, Pope Francis published one of the most important works of environmental thinking in history, Laudato Si'. Praised by religious and secular figures alike, it had an immediate and lasting impact. It was written to engage the scientific, political, and religious communities – addressed really to "every living person on this planet" (§3) – and to summon us all to a renewed commitment to "care for our common home". Laudato Si' are the op...

Continue reading
0 Comments

Buddhist & Christian Mysticism / Mysticisme bouddhiste et chrétien

Buddhist Vipassana Retreat Centre at Kaukapakapa, Auckland / Centre de retraite bouddhiste Vipassana à Kaukapakapa, Auckland

Seeking God: Buddhist Meditation and Christian Mysticism I recently entered into a 10-day Buddhist Vipassana Retreat. A few Marists had shared with me that they had completed a Vipassana Buddhist Retreat and I thought I would try and enter such an experience. I was curious about the Buddhist psychology of meditation and I wanted to learn some more about Buddhist beliefs as most of the Myanmar and Thai people in Ranong, Thailand are Buddhist. I was also curious if I could make any connections between Buddhist meditation and the Christian contemplative tradition of St John of the Cross. John of the Cross has both haunted and inspired me since my Renewal experience at Le Neyliere in 2019. His S...

Continue reading
0 Comments

Mary & the new creation / Marie et la nouvelle création

Mary & the new Creation / Marie et la nouvelle création

The Perfect Exemplar of Communion: Mary, Mother of the Eschatological New Creation 1. Introduction Laudato Si' invites us to reimagine our mission so that it may be inclusive of creation. As Mary stands at the centre of our spirituality, we are invited to develop an understanding of her in connection with the ecological crisis. The 2017 General Chapter specifically invites us to contemplate the theme of Mary Mother of the New Creation to help us in responding in an authentic Marist way to the call to live ecologically sustainable lifestyles. The theme of Mary Mother of the New Creation does not explicitly appear in the writings of either the fathers of the Church or of the medieval theologia...

Continue reading
3 Comments

Nations where 3.3bn live spend more on debt than health, schools

Debt - education & health

Given the fact that our youngest Marist Units, who have the most vocations, are in countries most affected by Global Debt – I would like to present this article [from Aljazeera] for our awareness. Extract: "In Africa, the amount spent on interest payments is higher than spending on either education or health. Developing countries in Asia and Oceania [excluding China] are allocating more funds to interest payments than to health,"  "Similarly in Latin America".  Almost half of humanity lives in countries that spend more servicing interest on debt than health or education, UN says. Approximately 3.3 billion people – almost half of humanity – now live in countries that spend more mone...

Continue reading
5 Comments

Benvole Avec Le Secours Populaire / Volunteer with Peoples Aid

French Peoples Relief - Secours Populair Francais

Fr Yean-Yves Denize sm writes from Marist Provincial House Paris:  Le P. Yean-Yves Denizel sm écrit de la Maison provinciale mariste de Paris :  voir ci-dessous Historical: Created in 1945, the "Secours populaire français" = "French Peoples Aid" is the heir of popular movements whose values it has, throughout these decades, preserved while evolving considerably. Its orientation, its missions, its independence make it possible today to bring together people of heart regardless of their personal commitments, their political, philosophical or religious sympathies, without any distinction of sex, age or social level. Day after day, here as elsewhere, the "Secours populaire", an as...

Continue reading
1 Comment

Désinvestir des énergies fossiles

0 Comments

Divestment from fossil fuels

Divestment from fossil fuels

1 Comment

Ecological freedom & human development / Liberté écologique et développement humain

Integral human development / développement humain durable

JUSTIFYING AN INTEGRAL CAPABILITIES APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT   [Abstract: John Guo SM]   The idea that development should be sustainable has been refined and widely accepted. It is no longer a new discussion topic, but is part of the concern of human development already. The concern for the well-being and quality of life must be sustainable. The Brundtland Commission Report Our Common Future described sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." People is the only end of sustainable human development. The Brundtland Commission's definition ...

Continue reading
1 Comment

JOURNÉE NATIONALE DU SPORT ET DU HANDICAP - LYON / NATIONAL DAY OF SPORT AND DISABILITY

SANTE MARIE LYCÉE DE MEYZIEU - LYON / MARIST HIGH SCHOOL MEYZIEU - LYON

Jeudi 23 mars : pour la mi‐carême, le site de Meyzieu a accueilli des étudiants en STAPS et des jeunes en situation de handicap pour vivre une journée festive à l'occasion de la Journée Nationale du Sport et du Handicap (JNSH). Cette journée a pour objet de sensibiliser au handicap et de promouvoir le sport adapté, qui permet d'intégrer les personnes en situation de handicap. L'accessibilité brise les barrières sociales et lutte contre l'isolement. Thursday 23 March: for mid-Lent, the Meyzieu site welcomed STAPS students and young people with disabilities for a festive day on the occasion of the National Day for Sport and Disability (JNSH). The aim of this day is to raise awareness of disabi...

Continue reading
0 Comments

Solidarity with Refugees and Immigrants / Solidarité avec les réfugiés et les immigrants

Share the Journey / Partagez le voyage

Share the Journey Pilgrimage Unites Community in Solidarity with Refugees and Immigrants  /  Partageons le chemin Le pèlerinage unit la communauté en solidarité avec les réfugiés et les immigrants  [ voir ci-dessous ] On Saturday, April 29, Marist School's chapter of Share the Journey organized and embarked on a pilgrimage to foster unity and offer prayers for refugees and immigrants. Students, faculty, and representatives from Marist, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, and St. Pius X Catholic High School were joined by representatives from the Clarkston Community Center and the Archdiocese of Atlanta's Office of Justice and Peace Ministries. The group set out on a five-mi...

Continue reading
1 Comment

Marists in Peru-Suffering & Hope

Cyclone Yaku hits Marist Mission / Le cyclone Yaku frappe la mission mariste

Sr. Gladys Enanoria, smsm - Chulucanas, Piura, Peru – writes:   /   Sr Gladys Enanoria, smsm - Chulucanas, Piura, Pérou - écrit  [ voir ci-dessous] A powerful cyclone called "Yaku" - March 2023 - unleashed torrential rains, battering hundreds of homes causing major disruptions and devastations and has generated a lot of pain and suffering to the lives of the people in the north of Peru. Cyclone Yaku is an unusual phenomenon that has caused the rains to intensify in the north of the country. Officials say, the havoc can be traced to unseasonably warm ocean temperatures off the Peruvian coast that generate intense rainstorms and has caused Peru to receive 10 times...

Continue reading
1 Comment

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...

Continue reading
1 Comment

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...

Continue reading
5 Comments

“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...

Continue reading
0 Comments

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...

Continue reading
4 Comments

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...

Continue reading
2 Comments

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...

Continue reading
0 Comments

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...

Continue reading
1 Comment

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...

Continue reading
3 Comments

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...

Continue reading
1 Comment