The Education Team Pastoral Coordinator organized a retreat. 59 people attended, including sisters and catechists from different CCVI schools: Santa Catarina Educational Center, Instituto Miguel Ángel, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel Ángel de Occidente, Instituto América, Colegio Mexicano, Colegio Central, Instituto Hispano Inglés, and Liceo Cervantino participated as a guest. The participants arrived on Thursday, August 1, where they were received by the Sisters, who organized and led the retreat.
The 2018 Women’s Global Connection Immersion Trip to Peru is in full swing!
Incarnate Word Missionary Reflects on the 1991 Murder of Polish Priests during the Shining Path in Peru
On August 9th, 1991, two young Polish Franciscan Brothers were killed, along with the mayor of the town, in Pariacoto, a small town outside Chimbote.
Women’s Global Connection invites you to a special presentation to learn more about cross-cultural experiences that can enrich your learning and life… no matter what age or stage of life you’re in!
A few weeks ago, Tere Dresner-Salinas and Faith (Toni) Myers, both members of the Women’s Global Connection team, traveled to Tanzania to deliver workshops to the women of BUWEA in Dar es Salaam in capacity bulding at the Childcare Center and conduct training with women’s groups, including a mom’s group from the Hekima School.
Chimbote like so many of its surrounding cities in Peru, is a collection of cultures and ethnic groups that equates to a city finding itself in the ellipses of the question: What is the culture of Chimbote?
The community service and cross-cultural trainings in Chimbote we’ve participated in have been fulfilling in friendship. That’s one of the things we notice about this kind of trip – it’s relational, especially since WGC and the Incarnate Word sisters have had such a long presence here.
Stephanie Mitchell, a University of Incarnate Word nutrition professor on our immersion trip, is very concerned about water quality and how that can bring health or disease.
On May 23, we visited both a preschool and secondary school in an outlying area known as Nuevo Chimbote.