Marists Refugees and Migrants

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L-R: Fr Giovanni Danesin, Br Ivan, Sr Catherine Jones smsm, Fr Jean-Marie Bloqueau, Mr Jean-Claude Bodin, Ben McKenna, Fr JB Jolly absent.

"Marists attend especially to the most neglected, the poor,  and those who suffer injustice."  (MARIST CONSTITUTIONS No.12)       

SONNY'S TESTIMONY              

A refugee from Nigeria where he almost died in prison, Sonny [his name has been changed] has been sleeping on London night buses for 21 years. Thanks to the understanding of some drivers, the help of people who buy bus tickets for him, the support of the parishes where he regularly helps out, and the leftovers from restaurants, he has been able to live without being noticed. His asylum application was rejected on arrival, and he was in constant danger of being deported. Now the people who support him have acquired the testimonials necessary to regularize his situation in Great Britain.

(Notre Dame de France Refugee Center in London) - Sonny's Story can be found here  https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50459821      

Fr Youssouph Stev Youm sm, pictured below with his District Superior Fr Albert Kabala sm, is our most recently ordained Marist - 02 January 2021. Fr Stev   comments in his work on the parable of the Good Samaritan  in Luke 10: 25-37, where Jesus answered a scribe who asked him the question "who is my neighbor?". In it he states that in the Colinian understanding of the new Church, pastoral action in dealing with migrants needs to be re-invented. In this way we will bring about an important point of Marist spirituality: to be instruments of mercy in the hands of God. Like the Good Samaritan, we are called to carry out works of corporal and spiritual mercy in favor of the most disadvantaged. We are called to be missionaries of hope, as declared by the General Chapter of the Society of Mary in November 2017. Do we see Marists as missionaries of hope and can we find hope in their present life and mission?


Stev Youm sm - newly ordained, with Albert Kabala sm - District Superior of Africa

Questions for Consideration:

We have in mind people seeking asylum and people and organizations that welcome them.

How do we accompany them in our prayer?

How do we share an attitude of welcome in our society, in our surroundings?



Le Frère Ivan Vodopicec is the Chairman of the Committee of Solidarité SM Europe. Nous presentons aujourd'hui the premiere of 4 reflections that are prepared on the maristes and solidarity. Le thème est Réfugiés et migrants - "J'étais un étranger et vous m'avez accueilli" - Matt 25:38. These reflections are available in Spanish and in French [voir ci-dessous] et peuvent être you get auprès du Frère Ivan à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Vous pouvez également vous référer au site d'Eu Solidarité:

«Les maristes s'occuperont in particulier des plus neglegés, des pauvres et de ceux qui souffrent d'injustice. » (CONSTITUTIONS MARISTES n ° 12)

SONNY TÉMOIGNAGE

Refugee in Nigeria où il a failli die en prison, Sonny [son nom a été changé] dort dans des bus de nuit londoniens depuis 21 ans. Thanks to the understanding of the chauffeurs, to the front of the people who have reached the bus tickets, to the rest of the paroisses or to the aide regulation and the rest of the restaurants, to the people who are to be remarked. The request for refugee status is refuted, and the certificate is expelled. Maintenant, the gens that remain on the acquis les temoignages nécessaires pour régulariser sa situation in Grande-Bretagne.

(Notre Dame de France Refugee Center à London) - Sonny's Story se trouve ici https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50459821

Le P. Youssouph Stev Youm sm, photographie ci-dessous avec son Supérieur de District, le Père Albert Kabala sm, est notre mariste le plus récemment ordonné - 02 janvier 2021. Le Père Stev commente dans son travail sur la parabole du Bon SamaritainDans Luk 10: 25-37, où Jésus responded to a writing who demands the question «Who is mon prochain? ». Il and declare that in the colinienne understanding of the nouvelle Église, the pastoral action in the treatment of migrants doit être reinvented. De cette façon, nous apporterons an important point of the spirituality mariste: être des instruments de miséricorde entre les mains de Dieu. Comme le Bon Samaritain, nous sommes appelés à accomplir des works de miséricorde corporelle et spirituelle en faveur des plus défavorisés. Nous sommes appelés à être missionnaires de l'espérance, comme l'a declare the Chapitre général de la Société de Marie in November 2017. Voyons-nous les Maristes comme des missionnaires de l'espérance et pouvons-nous trouver de l'espoir dans leur vie et leur mission actuelles?

Questions to take into consideration:

Nous avons à l'esprit les demandeurs d'asile et les persons et organizations that accueillent.

Comment les accompagnons-nous dans notre prière?

Comment partageons-nous une attitude d'accueil dans notre société, dans notre environnement?

El H. Ivan Vodopicec sm es Presidente del Comité de Solidaridad SM Europa. Hoy presentamos la primera de las 4 Reflexiones que han preparado sobre Maristas y Solidaridad. El tema es Refugiados y Migrantes - "Yo era un extraño y me acogiste" - Mateo 25:38. Estas Reflexiones también están disponibles en español y francés [ver más abajo] y se pueden obtener del H. Iván en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. También puede consultar el sitio web de Eu Solidarity:

"Los maristas asisten especialmente a los más desatendidos, a los pobres y a los que sufren injusticias". (CONSTITUCIONES MARISTAS No.12)

TESTIMONIO DE SONNY

Un refugiado de Nigeria donde casi muere en prisión, Sonny [su nombre ha sido cambiado] ha estado durmiendo en los autobuses nocturnos de Londres durante 21 años. Gracias a la comprensión de algunos conductores, la ayuda de las personas que compran billetes de autobús para él, el apoyo de las parroquias donde ayuda regularmente, y las sobras de los restaurantes, ha podido vivir sin ser notado. Su solicitud de asilo fue rechazada a su llegada, y estaba en constante peligro de ser deportado. Ahora las personas que lo apoyan han adquirido los testimonios necesarios para regularizar su situación en Gran Bretaña.

(Notre Dame de France Refugee Centre en Londres) - Sonny's Story se puede encontrar aquí https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50459821

El P. Youssouph Stev Youm sm, en la foto de abajo con su Padre Superior de Distrito, el P. Albert Kabala sm, es nuestro marista más recientemente ordenado - 02 de enero de 2021. El P. Stev comenta en su obra sobre la parábola del Buen Samaritano en Lucas 10:25-37, donde Jesús respondió a un escriba que le hizo la pregunta "¿quién es mi prójimo?". En él afirma que en la comprensión coliniana de la nueva Iglesia, es necesario reinventar la acción pastoral en el trato con los migrantes. De este modo, daremos lugar a un importante punto de espiritualidad marista: ser instrumentos de misericordia en las manos de Dios. Al igual que el Buen Samaritano, estamos llamados a llevar a cabo obras de misericordia corporal y espiritual en favor de los más desfavorecidos. Estamos llamados a ser misioneros de esperanza, como declaró el Capítulo General de la Sociedad de María en noviembre de 2017. ¿Vemos a los maristas como misioneros de esperanza y podemos encontrar esperanza en su vida y misión actuales?

Preguntas para la consideración:

Tenemos en mente a las personas que buscan asilo y a las personas y organizaciones que los acogen.

¿Cómo los acompañamos en nuestra oración?

¿Cómo compartimos una actitud de acogida en nuestra sociedad, en nuestro entorno?

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Comments 2

Guest - Paul Frechette SM on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 14:39

I Love the photos, and narrative, and reflection questions! Thank you! Fr. Tony O'Connor and his team at San Felipe de Jesus, Brownsville, Texas, keeps the province informed as well. Matamoros, across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas, is a gruesome reality for 1000s of refugees. Now with a new President for the USA with a heart and empathy, we may be able to do something and not place these refugees' children in cages as Trump did.

I Love the photos, and narrative, and reflection questions! Thank you! Fr. Tony O'Connor and his team at San Felipe de Jesus, Brownsville, Texas, keeps the province informed as well. Matamoros, across the bridge from Brownsville, Texas, is a gruesome reality for 1000s of refugees. Now with a new President for the USA with a heart and empathy, we may be able to do something and not place these refugees' children in cages as Trump did.
Ben sm on Wednesday, 20 January 2021 14:57

Thanks Paul, living in hope! Big Day for the USA today! Praying that steady Joe will get the support he needs for the healing task ahead....

Thanks Paul, living in hope! Big Day for the USA today! Praying that steady Joe will get the support he needs for the healing task ahead....
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