Jesus-Mary School - Gros Morne, Haiti: Maryknoll Lay Missioner Abby Belt brought us a DVD copy of "Taking Root" about Wangari Maathai's life and the Greenbelt Movement in Kenya. So, on June 5, International Day for the Environment, the Lekol Jezi-Mari student body learned about Wangari Maathai and her Greenbelt Movement by watching “Taking Root”, on the screen by the red door.
The Pre-Chapter assembly in Port-au-Prince, Haiti was an enriching experience of interculturality with our sisters from every part of our congregation. We worked hard in listening, understanding, sharing in both large and small groups - with the help of our translator, Paloma, a volunteer from our community in Jean Rabel. Thank God for her and the new translation equipment that Monica and team purchased. A wonderful spirit of bonded us together.
“It is clear that no one has the answer as to how we should chart the future that lies before us. I think however, what is crystal clear is that perhaps we have never needed each other quite as much as we do at this moment, and our world has (perhaps) never needed us more.”