World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2019 is held on July 30th 2019, and is an annual event. People trafficking and modern day slavery is a massive worldwide problem with very few countries immune to human trafficking, and the event by the United Nations is to raise awareness and increase prevention of that. https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/world-day-against-trafficking-in-persons-2019/ http://rscj-anz.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=3033&action=edit
New Zealand mourns loved lives lost and celebrates the power of strength, and diversity. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/03/the-nation-that-discovers-the-cure-jacinda-ardern-s-anti-racism-speech-sparks-standing-ovation.html
We remember all who died so tragically in the Christchurch Earthquake eight years ago, on February 22nd. We all remember exactly where we were and what we doing when this terrible news reached the nation. Blessings of peace and comfort to all who lost loved ones during this natural disaster.
Let’s embrace 2019 as the year of the SMILE. Where do I store my smiles? Are they in safe keeping and readily accessible? Let’s see if we can make a difference to someone’s life each day! A simple smile is a cost effective means to building a healthy, compassionate and more stable world.
Praying together to end Human Trafficking, 11th January – 8th February God of hope and peace, touch our hearts and energise our ongoing efforts in abolishing this heinous crime against humanity so that every victim is freed and every survivor’s life renewed. You blessed St Josephine Bakhita of Sudan with compassion for others. May her prayers comfort and strengthen the women, men and children who are in search of freedom. We ask for transformation of heart for those who inflict pain, anguish and grief on our vulnerable sisters and brothers. Give us generosity to stand in solidarity with others so that together we heal the hearts and lives of all
Happy New Year – 2019 Loving God, unseen Companion of our life, give us faith and eager expectancy as we begin this fresh stage of our journey. Take from us all fear of the unknown and teach us to wrest treasures from darknessand difficulties. As the days come and go, may we find that each one is laden with happyopportunities and enriching experience: and when this year reaches its completion,may our best hopes be more than ever fulfilled.Amen – Janet Erskine Stuart. RSCJ
The Sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart in Australia and New Zealand wish you a very Blessed and Peace-filled Christmas Season.
Visit www.rscjinternational.org for updates on the recent Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation meeting in the Philippines. RSCJ gathered to discuss a common direction for the Society of the Sacred Heart, worldwide. The following video expresses gratitude to all who contributed to making the meeting such a huge success.www.rscjinternational.org/news/jpic-meeting-thank-you