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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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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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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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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Christmas - Noël

A Child is born for us - Wonder-Counsellor

A Blest and Joy-filled Christmas and New Year As we celebrate God-with-us. "God gave all things life, and Mary is the mother through whom all things are given new life. Without God's Son, nothing could exist; without Mary's Son, nothing could be redeemed'. [Anselm of Canterbury: 1033 – 1109] Que Noël et cette Nouvelle Année soient bénis et remplis de joie, alors que nous célébrons Dieu-avec-nous « Dieu a donné la vie à toutes choses, et Marie est la mère par qui une nouvelle vie est donnée à toutes choses Sans le Fils de Dieu rien ne pourrait exister Sans le Fils de Marie, rien ne pourrait être racheté [Anselm of Canterbury: 1033 – 1109]

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EN SOUVENIR DE LAMPEDUSA - REMEMBERING LAMPEDUSA

EN SOUVENIR DE LAMPEDUSA / REMEMBERING LAMPEDUSA

Le P. Pascal Boidin sm, membre de la communauté de Notre-Dame de France à Londres, atransmis ce témoignage pour publication dans le n°170 du feuillet EuroInfo de la Province d'Europe. Cette mémoire des migrants morts en Méditerranée montre la préoccupation pour la justice de ces étudiants européens. Fr Pascal Boidin SM, from the community of Notre-Dame de France in London, sent EuroInfo this account of a meeting of students from various countries, on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where a deadly wreckage caused the death of several hundred migrants. It is a remembrance of the need of justice cared for by many young people all over Europe. Bonjour à tous, je m'appelle Charles Vibert. Je sui...

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Marist Charism & Peacemaking

Marist Charism & Peacemaking

Marist Charism and Peace-making This last week, on 01 December, Marists from 4 corners of the world made Presentations on our Marist Charism and Peace-making.The Marists Presenting were: Fr Hermes [Larry] Sabud – Ranong Thailand; SMSM Sisters Gisèle, Christiana, & Monique – Ngozi, Burundi, Africa; Fr Miguel Contreras – Peru, South America; and Fr Donato Kivi – Fiji, Oceania. The invitation came from the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Commission – JPIC Roma – who organize a workshop each year to train JPIC Promoters for Religious Congregations around the world. The Workshop was run this year from 28 November until 02 December, and had the Theme: Pacem in Terris and Laudato Si i...

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Peace-making: a Marist effort

Marist Asia Foundation: Peace-making

Fr Hermes [Larry] Sabud reports on recent efforts at Peace-Making in Thailand: INTERNATIONAL AND INTERCULTURAL DAY OF PEACE   Ranong, Thailand   21 September 2022 Peace is possible. Let's make it happen. This was the theme that the Marist Asia Foundation (MAF) Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (IRICD) Program adopted during the celebration of the International Day of Peace alongside the celebration of the MAF Intercultural Day. The celebration started with the Painting for Peace Exhibition participated by the three schools: The Guiding Star Learning Center, Phichai Rattanakhan School and MAF Burmese Migrant Secondary Program. The IRICD [Inter-religious and In...

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World - on highway to climate hell

World on the way to climate hell

Ross Flint, Marist Associate, and ordained member of the Anglican Communion, Tasmania, sends this short, stark, report – in the context of COP27 "World is on 'highway to climate hell",  - United Nations General Secretary warns at COP27 summit. António Guterres tells leaders 'global climate fight will be won or lost in this crucial decade – on our watch' In 1992, countries joined an international treaty, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, as a framework for international cooperation to combat climate change by limiting average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change, and coping with impacts that were, by then, inevitable. https://unfccc....

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Contemplation - COP27

Accompany COP27 with an Earth Examen

The 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, or COP27, is being held as the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference, and occurs from 6 November until 18 November 2022 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. One way we can all partake in the present and future care of our common home is through a Contemplative exercise – Earth Examen. The one below comes from the Season of Creation website.  Contemplation - Earth Examen: An examen is a way of beholding an object or being in prayerful wonder. Through questions, you are invited to reflect on God's presence and the goodness of that which you behold. Consider contempla...

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