Our country, our CA community of different faiths, different colors, different cultures, young and old from near and far - some from Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego - all gathered this Friday night and Saturday in various parts of San Diego to show solidarity and compassion with the immigrants especially the children.
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SR. MARY BOURDON LEADERSHIP AWARD
Pamela Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors, awarded the Sr. Mary Bourdon Leadership Award at the Washington School for Girls graduation ceremony, on Friday June 15th, saying:
As a co-founder of WSG and former Head of School, Sr. Mary Bourdon provided WSG with outstanding and steadfast leadership for twenty years. The Sr. Mary Bourdon Leadership Award honors a WSG graduate who best exemplifies Sr. Mary’s generosity of heart, determination, and tireless commitment to community.
Tee Shirts For Soccer Finals – Roger Jean, (aka Tiden), our friend and long-time main driver, unloaded the parish twinning program sea container yesterday and this morning the truck was unloaded here in Gros Morne and in Garcin. Our yearlong QUEST volunteer, Sofia Pascual, who started the after school sports program, brought the tee shirts to the boys' final games today.
Haiti is only the size of Maryland, but traveling in this island nation warps my sense of time and distance.
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse has begun roadwork from Gonaïves, the capital of our department, where the national highway changes from asphalt to dirt, but no one is celebrating yet. Even as the roadwork crew smooths the road with huge tractors and lays the first layers of asphalt, people hold their praise until they see if this project will be finished in a manner that will greatly impact their ability to travel and, hence, improve their quality of life.
The Jean Marie Vincent Center, better known to locals as the Grepen Center because of its neighborhood zone, is run in collaboration between the Montfortian priests and the agronomy team of Caritas of the parish of Gros Morne.
At first glance, Grepen Center is a well-kept green place. But it is so much more than that. Tucked behind the guesthouses is a large tract of land bursting with agricultural projects and experimental gardens. The agronomy team is never idle.
Twenty years ago, I felt very happy because I felt that I had chosen correctly, I was right in the election I had made of my career and of my boy-friend. I was in the middle of obtaining my degree in Science of Communication and I had a stable relationship with my partner with whom I wanted to spend the rest of my life. At that time we had been going together for a year and a half. What more did a young university girl need? Both elections had been made… it was just a question of time in order to form a family and to exercise my career.
I am Lizbeth; I would like to share with you how my vocation process took place. The Holy Week Mission when I was 20 years old, was one of my founding experiences, in which my thoughts, my emotions and sentiments sharpened, became more acute and concern and interest emerged in me for something more in my daily life.
I am, Middia and I am 27 years old; I was born in Haiti and I am the oldest child in a family of four children. My parents are very religious and through them I discovered God and they led me to be closer to Him by the witness of their life. The first time that I heard speak about vocation I was in the fifth grade of primary school, when the Director, a priest, asked the class: What do you want to be when you are older?... and I answered: a Nun- But for me, at that time this was just one more answer among thousand others.