In this edition:
- HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES
- BICENTENARY YEAR ARTICLE SERIES
- RJM JUBILARIANS FOR 2018
- SR. JACKIE PICARD ARRIVES BACK IN HAITI!
- WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS & REFUGEES – JANUARY 14
- MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY – January 15
HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES
Tuesday, Lèkol Jezi-Meri students in Gros Morne, Haiti enjoyed a lunch of rice with beans from their school’s vegetable garden.
Bicentenary Year Article SERIES
Below is an excerpt from the next article in the Bicentenary Year series. The complete article is attached to this Bridges.
AGING IN JM AND ACCOMPANYING THE SICK IN THE INFIRMARY
Ann Robichaud, RJM and Lorraine Maheu, RJM, Province of Canada
As a nun of Jesus and Mary, how can one not be moved by the question: how would Claudine like to see her daughters grow old? Of course, the economic, political and religious context is no longer the same as at the time of the Foundation. However, the fact remains that in our highly industrialized societies, courage is more than necessary to age well because our living environments are gearing up to put the elderly into disappointment and continue to advocate euthanasia and assisted suicide.
As a responsible woman, Claudine would certainly not like to see her nuns move slowly to the chair and then the bed because they do nothing to prevent the evils of aging and worse, because they are victims of some indifference existing in their surroundings.