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.
2018 marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893 the Electoral Act 1893 was passed, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote. As a result of this landmark legislation, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections. https://nzhistory.govt.nz/keyword/kate-sheppard
Wishing our Josephite Sisters very blessing on this special day.
Special blessings on all as we join with the entire RSCJ family around the world to celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart. The following reflection has been offered by Sr Barbara Dawson, Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart. https://rscjinternational.org/news/2018-feast-sacred-heart
A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends. – English Saying Sr Monica, RSCJ, passed away early Wednesday morning, 4/04/2018 just a few weeks before her 101st Birthday. We will celebrate and farewell Monica on Monday, 9th April in the Sophia Chapel, Baradene College, at 10.30am. A Vigil will be held for Sr Monica at 6pm Sunday 8th, in the Chapel.
DO YOU WANT TO FAST THIS LENT? In the words of Pope Francis… Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and have trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy. Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others. Fast from grudges and be reconciled. Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.