By Liseth Vazquez
When I entered religious life in my late 40’s, I was introduced (through living in community) to the practice of Sabbath, the intentional practice of keeping, truly keeping, the Sabbath. The Sabbath, for us Sunday, is meant to be a day kept separate from the ordinary. For me, Sabbath means I abstain from those things that are mundane, e.g., washing, cleaning house, grocery shopping, home repair, etc. In short, any responsibility. No committee meetings, no working on another project, no “I have to get this done.”
A year ago the streets of the United States were filled with voices exclaiming “I can’t breathe,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “enough is enough.”
We invite you to watch the third webinar held within the framework of the series of Webinars entitled: “Globalizing Compassion, Cooperation and Solidarity”.
We congratulate Lulu on receiving her Award for excellent performance in her housekeeping tasks at the Generalate. Much gratitude is extended to Lulu, Mary, and Ana for the love expressed in their daily work.
The Associate communities have been doing their best to accompany one another this whole year. Both Mexico and U.S. Associates had their assemblies online. We are encouraged by the way our Associates have learned how to use technology for these processes. The Mexico Associate Assembly was celebrated over several weeks, culminating with the transition to a new team. The U.S. Associates also used technology to transition to a new coordinating committee.
Stay connected in our CCVI social media network or subscribe to our newsletter to be informed about the launch of the new podcasts of the network of migrants, immigrants, and refugees.
The parents of Guadalupe Moreno could not have known, when they named her in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, that she would someday become a Sister and a servant of the Church and of God. According to Moreno, Guadalupe is the source of spirituality and prayer, “embedded in our hearts and collective memory of the people of the Americas. Many Hispanic families have immigrated to the United States carrying the image of Guadalupe in their hearts.”
We are being asked to pray for our Associates in CHRISTUS Health. As you know, they have been working for over a year in extremely difficult circumstances. Thank you for adding these requests for prayers to your daily prayers.
The CCVI Migrant, Immigrant, and Refugee Network in order to promote educational opportunities that broaden current and historical perspectives of the global migration crisis and the people impacted by movement and upheaval, presents a series of Webinars entitled: “Globalizing Compassion, Cooperation and Solidarity”.