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The Intersection of Homelessness and Human Trafficking

In addition to UN Bill C-15, another issue on the UN agenda related to our Congregation de Notre-Dame priorities is the relationship of homelessness to human trafficking. It is reported that over four million people are trafficked every year, 80 percent of whom are women and girls and 90 percent of whom are sexually exploited. One of the UN Developmental Goals was to establish a working group for Affordable Housing and Social Protection, as it was apparent that homelessness was a key factor in the vulnerability of those who were prey to the designs of human traffickers. 

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News from Visitation Province

Remembering the March 11, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake

A decade after the earthquake, magnitude 9.0-9.1, and tsunami, Sister Kikuko, CND from Maria Province, shares her experience of that day in a short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd9dhheQ0Kw&list=PLYCyxFBom6Fcm7uASS2axgP50ax1GQ_PR&index=137&t=21s

May we continue to hold in prayer those affected by this natural disaster.

Anna Rowley, Truro Associate

 

HOW BIG IS MY WORLD…MY GOD?

We tend to be well-armored against authentic God experience, because it always leads us into the unfamiliar, that new terrain where we are not in control and God is. St. Augustine said, ‘Si comprehenderis, non est Deus’: ‘If you can understand it, it is not God.’ I guess that is why God usually has to break in or break us down to break through to us. We try to pull God into our little minds and worlds, when this big God is trying to pull us into a much bigger world, which we, almost by nature, resist. Jesus called it ‘the kingdom of God.’” Richard Rohr (Introduction to Paul Coutinho’s book How Big Is Your God?)

Joan Lewis, CND

 

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Happy 100th Birthday, Sister Catherine!

Sr. Catherine M. MacDonald celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, May 2nd, at the CND Health Center in Sydney. Sr. Catherine was celebrated with prayer, best wishes, song and cake.

Happy 102nd Birthday, Sister Mary Edna

Blessings are abundant at the CND Health Center in Sydney. On Wednesday, May 5th, we were blessed to celebrate Sister Mary Edna Levangie’s 102nd Birthday.

 

 

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