17 de noviembre de 2017

Jornada Mundial de los pobres - World Day of the Poor - Journée Mondiale des Pauvres


¿Cuándo? El 19 de noviembre de 2017 será la primera Jornada Mundial de los Pobres... Y el XXXIII Domingo del tiempo ordinario de cada año.

Con motivo del año de la Misericordia, 2016, el Papa Francisco celebró el jubileo de los pobres en la fiesta de Cristo Rey. Su deseo: "Al final del Jubileo de la Misericordia quise ofrecer a la Iglesia la Jornada Mundial de los Pobres, para que en todo el mundo las comunidades cristianas se conviertan cada vez más y mejor en signo concreto del amor de Cristo por los últimos y los más necesitados. Quisiera que, a las demás Jornadas mundiales establecidas por mis predecesores, que son ya una tradición en la vida de nuestras comunidades, se añada esta, que aporta un elemento delicadamente evangélico y que completa a todas en su conjunto, es decir, la predilección de Jesús por los pobres."

Objetivo: "Esta Jornada tiene como objetivo, en primer lugar, estimular a los creyentes para que reaccionen ante la cultura del descarte y del derroche, haciendo suya la cultura del encuentro. Al mismo tiempo, la invitación está dirigida a todos, independientemente de su confesión religiosa, para que se dispongan a compartir con los pobres a través de cualquier acción de solidaridad, como signo concreto de fraternidad. Dios creó el cielo y la tierra para todos; son los hombres, por desgracia, quienes han levantado fronteras, muros y vallas, traicionando el don original destinado a la humanidad sin exclusión alguna."
Somos invitados: "Invito a toda la Iglesia y a los hombres y mujeres de buena voluntad a mantener, en esta jornada, la mirada fija en quienes tienden sus manos clamando ayuda y pidiendo nuestra solidaridad. Son nuestros hermanos y hermanas, creados y amados por el Padre celestial."


When? 19 November 2017 will be the First World Day of the Poor - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

"At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, I wanted to offer the Church a World Day of the Poor, so that throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever greater sign of Christ’s charity for the least and those most in need.  To the World Days instituted by my Predecessors, which are already a tradition in the life of our communities, I wish to add this one, which adds to them an exquisitely evangelical fullness, that is, Jesus’ preferential love for the poor.
I invite the whole Church, and men and women of good will everywhere, to turn their gaze on this day to all those who stretch out their hands and plead for our help and solidarity.  They are our brothers and sisters, created and loved by the one Heavenly Father.  This Day is meant, above all, to encourage believers to react against a culture of discard and waste, and to embrace the culture of encounter.  At the same time, everyone, independent of religious affiliation, is invited to openness and sharing with the poor through concrete signs of solidarity and fraternity.  God created the heavens and the earth for all; yet sadly some have erected barriers, walls and fences, betraying the original gift meant for all humanity, with none excluded."


 Quand? Le 19 novembre 2017. Le 33ème Dimanche du Temps Ordinaire.

"Au terme du Jubilé de la Miséricorde, j’ai voulu offrir à l’Église la Journée Mondiale des Pauvres, afin que dans le monde entier les communautés chrétiennes deviennent toujours davantage et mieux signe concret de la charité du Christ pour les derniers et pour ceux qui sont le plus dans le besoin. Aux autres Journées mondiales instituées par mes Prédécesseurs, qui sont désormais une tradition dans la vie de nos communautés, je voudrais que s’ajoute celle-ci, qui apporte à leur ensemble un complément typiquement évangélique, c’est-à-dire la prédilection de Jésus pour les pauvres.
J’invite l’Église tout entière ainsi que les hommes et les femmes de bonne volonté à avoir le regard fixé, en cette journée, sur tous ceux qui tendent les mains en criant au secours et en sollicitant notre solidarité. Ce sont nos frères et sœurs, créés et aimés par l’unique Père céleste. Cette Journée entend stimuler, en premier lieu, les croyants afin qu’ils réagissent à la culture du rebut et du gaspillage, en faisant leur la culture de la rencontre. En même temps, l’invitation est adressée à tous, indépendamment de l’appartenance religieuse, afin qu’ils s’ouvrent au partage avec les pauvres, sous toutes les formes de solidarité, en signe concret de fraternité. Dieu a créé le ciel et la terre pour tous ; ce sont les hommes, malheureusement, qui ont créé les frontières, les murs et les clôtures, en trahissant le don originel destiné à l’humanité sans aucune exclusion."

10 de noviembre de 2017

Training on Kitchen garden

Convent of Jesus and Mary, PALANPUR-India

We had the Training on Kitchen Garden for the tribal villages of Palanpur. These tribals are called Dungri Garasia Adivasis. These villages are in the forest and their houses are very far away and very often these people do not get vegetables to eat.They eat only Maze Chappati with the chilly powder. So in order to help these people to get the vegetables easily in their places.  Sr. Julie Parmar  organized the Training on Kitchen Garden for these villagers. Mr.Khushal bhai from Palanpur was the resource person who cultivates the vegetables himself. Hence he has much experience in this area. He explained to them how to cultivate and in which season to cultivate the vegetables. 

He also explained how the waste water could be saved  and  used for this purpose. Sometimes children and others throw away the remaining  water after drinking. So he told them to keep two buckets near the water pot and put the remaining water in the buckets. He  also instructed them to wash the pots everyday and keep the place clean.


The Training on Kitchen Garden has made very big impact on all the women. Some women used this knowledge and have started to cultivate the vegetables for their own houses.

Manuben  Kheemabhai  from Tandelee village cultivated the vegetables she told all the women in the meeting that she did not have money to buy vegetables so always ate with chappati with chilly powder. She said she never knew this but after the training,  now she has  so much vegetables to eat, not only for her family but the other families around also. She can now share the vegetables  with others, too.

So in this way women are concentised to help themselves and help their families.

Sr. Julie Parmar.

4 de noviembre de 2017

NUESTRO PROYECTO SOCIOPRODUCTIVO EN EL COLEGIO ARAJURUANA PROMUEVE EL RECICLAJE Y EL ARTE
CONCIENTIZANDO A LA COMUNIDAD HUMANA PARA QUE RESPETE LOS ARBOLES Y NO LOS TALE

27 de septiembre de 2017

Activity at Karunalaya Dispensary Anklav, Vadodara, India


In keeping with the World Cancer Day an awareness talk on the same was organized  for the women at Karunalaya Dispensary Anklav on 27.2.17 at 9:45 am Many women from the nearby villages of Anklav were present.
Sr. Theresa George RJM being the resource person of the  day mainly spoke on the  CANCER as whole with special emphasis on uterine and breast cancer.  She mainly spoke on the signs and symptoms of cancer like weight loss, anemia, generalized debility , anorexia … with the signs of the breast cancer like painless lump in the breast or axilla, bleeding or any discharge from the breast , change in the shape and size of the breast and in the nipple needs to be observed and watched for. For the cancer of the uterus and cervix like abnormal discharges which is offensive, dyspareunia or spotting of the blood seen after menopause are the main causes.
Besides this Sr. also emphasized on the importance of hygiene. Cleanliness is next to Godliness where keeping the surroundings clean and maintenance of personal hygiene can prevent cancer and other diseases.
A special  emphasis was stressed on education. Where by educating one girl you educate the whole house , and by educating one woman you educate the  whole society. A woman is a beacon of light in her family and it is the same woman who loves and feels for her others. Role of a woman in the society is very important  and where by  her presence the whole world could be transformed. So we as women need not be ashamed but need to  feel proud of our existence. So she encouraged the women to avail the opportunities given to them like vocational training …. and in turn make good use of it. So education plays a key role in the life of a woman and allows the woman not to be submissive but to uphold their rights and dignity.