The ANZ Province offers a resource prepared by Sr Esmey Herscovitch RSCJ, to assist our reflection during this 2020 Season of Creation. This season is a time for us to reflect on our collective responsibility for the ongoing sustainability our planet Earth. The following document contains user friendly reflections enabling us to deepen and action our learning for the good of our collective future.We join with friends and companions around the world to pray for the wellbeing of the planet that sustains us and for the courage to nurture the gift of life that is offered for our survival.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu7SQlm_ljQ The Compassion Games, Survival of the Kindest, have been played in prisons and high-schools to dramatically change the culture. Disclaimer: The facts of the story are true but the people shown in the video are not the people that participated in the Compassion Games. The prison authorities gave us permission to share this video.
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.