Month: June 2014

St. John the Baptist

Feast day of St. John the Baptist A day before our feast day everyone was busy preparing things to make our celebration memorable. Each one prepared their delicacy food from their own country. The day of our feast there was a palpable excitement, we recieved gifts, greetings and cards from Sion´s family. We had games after, the novices prepared questions from the five books of Fr. Theodore and Sr. Rita prepared questions too from the Scripture. Everyone enjoyed claiming their prizes. We ended our day with an Irish coffee prepared by Sr. Collete and Sr. Maureen Cusick. A big thanks to everyone for your untiring supports!

Visit to the Tent of Nations vineyard

Last friday, June 20-2014 we hade an eye opener exposure to the place of David Nassar, a Palestinian Christian family fighting for their ancestral land since 1991 when the Israeli government declared the whole area an Israeli State property. Nassar has all the original land documents from the Ottman period up to this present government. They fight their rights in a legal way and brought this issues to the high court. Nassar family situation is just one concrete example of exploition around the whole world fighting for land, life, dignity and freedom against their oppressors. According to David Nassar, “our response to this injustice is not with violence, not being a victim and not by running away but by facing it in a non-violent way by channeling our pain to be in a constructive power that leads to a better future under the slogan: we refuse to be enemies.“ They are calling us for help especially for the international supports to walk with them not behind or in front of them but to walk with …

Laughing is my weak point

He was a cheery man who liked to joke and lough: “you know that laughing is my weak point,” he confessed to Sophie and certainly his playfulness, his good nature were not the least charming  things about his letters. They also exude a feeling of joy because he loved life and everything in it that was good and beautiful. For him everything  was a spring-board to God: nature, light, stars, fire, flowers, animals. Book 2, page 221