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Internationality Prayer

We are celebrating for the 18th year, Congregation of Notre Dame Internationality on November 16th. We have received a prayer “Together Beyond Borders” prepared for the whole community for our CND celebration of Internationality.

Nina Glinski, with members of the leadership team 


100% Possible: Marching Together for Climate Solutions and Justice

The November 29 Ottawa March for Climate Solutions and Justice is coming up. People are coming by car, by bus, by train, by air to take part. Ecology Ottawa is part of a growing national coalition, with new partners pledging to join. It is also part of the Global Climate march, with hundreds of marches, large and small, in cities around the world. The goal? To show strength in supporting the stand that a 100% clean energy economy by 2050 is necessary and it’s 100% possible! Check out www.ecologyottawa.org

Not everyone will be able to attend the Ottawa march. Maybe we can find a march closer to home? This project is attractive to us all in light of our Corporate Stance. Events around the world will conclude with a mass mobilization in Paris on December 12.

Eleanor McCloskey, for JPIC 


Murder in the Mansion, written and directed by Maureen Baldwin, CND was held on Friday, November 6, at Regis College. Faculty and students participated in five scenes set in the 1930's. At the conclusion, a prize was given to the lucky person who guessed the who and the why of the murder.

Virginia Sullivan, CND 


OK Clean Water Brunch October 25, 2015 

Another successful Brunch was held at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre on Sunday, October 25, 2015 with approximately 100 supporters in attendance.

Nina Glinski, CND, spoke compassionately about her three month visit to Cameroon and the welcome that she received from the people. She was moved by the dedication of many who work so diligently to bring clean water to their villages. Nina also praised the work of Cathy Molloy, CND, the coordinator and that of Edwin Visi, the consultant who trains the villagers to ensure the water projects are maintained. Nina’s presentation included photos of the work in progress and the people.

Greetings from Cathy Molloy, CND, and Edwin Visi included an update on the progress made in forming an Association recognized by the Cameroonian government. This is a follow-up to the discussion and planning of the OK Advisory Committee and a Transition Subcommittee in Kumbo. Five General Assemblies have been planned one for each geographic area to involve the villagers in all aspects of village life. Patrick McIntyre, from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, a volunteer from Engineers Without Borders has committed a volunteer year to assist in this process with follow-up visits to the villages to assess their readiness to commit to forming an Association and their current needs. Cathy’s words included those of many Cameroonians who sing, “Water is Life! Together We are One!”

All in attendance at the Brunch included many past supporters, as well as new participants. All enjoyed the delicious food, the excellent presentation by Nina and the welcoming spirit of the committee and volunteers. We are most grateful to our University of Ottawa volunteers Pavlos and Akram who assisted with much of the event.

The day’s proceeds which included a delicious breakfast-lunch brunch brought about net revenue of $7,161.51 with 95 guests in attendance. All were most grateful to the staff of the Centurion Conference and Event Centre for the organization, food preparation and presentation. Thank you to all in attendance and to all for your ongoing support.

Beri Wo! Beri Ven! Thank You!

Carmel Horan & Diane Foley, Associates


Art therapy is something that has been used for years. Coloring (or any other type of art) requires attention to detail, it helps you to "zone out" and forget other things going on in your life. This can help you relax. And when you relax, amazing things happen! Relaxing helps lower your blood pressure. It can also lessen anxiety, reduce tension headaches, and relieve digestive upsets. Just consider it a form of meditation. Sometimes, while you are concentrating on coloring, you may find that the solution to a problem occurs to you without warning. You have just released your creativity, and improved your health. For printable mandalas see link http://printmandala.com

Mary Jane Leonard, CND for the Wellness and Health Resource Team

 

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