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Province Commitment on Anti-Racism:
We, as a province, moved by the increasing evidence of division and bigotry in the USA, commit to efforts at eradicating the evil of racism in our society, Church, communities and in our personal relationships. We will do this through education, careful reflection on our use of language, recognition of our own complicity in perpetuating this injustice, and initiatives of inclusiveness that accept and welcome all.
SLASH-AND-BURN FIRE - accidently scorches 30 acres in Perou
Slash-and-burn agriculture is a method of farming that involves cutting down all the vegetation and burning it. This clears the land for planting and the nutrient-rich ash improves the soil fertility. However, after a few years the soil is depleted and the field must be left to regrow slowly, while the farmer moves to a new area to slash-and-burn.
FR. KHALID REHMAT ORDAINED BISHOP IN PAKISTAN
In the January 15th Bridges was an article from the Union of Catholic Asian News regarding the election to Bishop of Fr. Khalid Rehmat, a past-pupil of the Jesus and Mary sister in Mariakhel, Pakistan where Sr. Mariam Norick RJM was his Principal from Nursery to Grade 6. Below is an update on his ordination.
POST-ASSEMBLY GATHERING - March 13
Joined by four 'companions in mission,' RJM's from throughout the province participated in a Post-Assembly Zoom Gathering on Saturday, March 13th. Sr. Cathy Bertrand, SSND facilitated the gathering, during which the participants reviewed the path from the JM Preferences of GC37 to last September's Province Assembly and the Commitment Statement that came from that meeting.