Monday, April 28, 2014

The Justice and Peace International Commission

With these words, "The day that has been anticipated has finally arrived.  We are starting this
Sr Griselda welcomes us
adventure of faith, heart, and dreams," our Representative at the Congregations of St Joseph UN-NGO, Sr. Griselda Martinez Morales opened our Justice and Peace International Commission.  28 sisters representing 13 countries have gathered in Brentwood, New York.

Throughout these days we will be sharing our daily summaries with you on this blog.  It will include pictures, links to presentations and a sense of how the "global family of St Joseph" is gathering. 

Sr Gloria, our facilitator
This meeting could not happen without the work of many sisters and friends who have helped with the planning.  Most especially, we are grateful to the Sisters in Brentwood who are hosting us and have 6 sisters helping us with everything from technology to hospitality.  Sr. Gloria Philip from Argentina is serving as our facilitator.  Sisters Griselda, Justine Senapati (intern and soon to be new Representative at the UN-NGO, Barbara Bozak (Director of Public Information at the UN-NGO) and I have put in countless hours preparing to host this meeting in three languages.

We are grateful to the Sisters of St Joseph of Carondelet who have loaned us their translation equipment that is facilitating our communication among each other.

The St Louis Province of Carondelet has provided scholarships that allowed us to invite a sister from Madagascar and two sisters from Haiti.

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