Conversation between Mexico and Guatemala

Our sisters Fran, in México and Roberta in Guatemala exchange messages to give us a taste of their work there. THANK YOU, SISTERS, FOR SHARING WITH US. Here is a summary of what Roberta Winkels, SFCC, in Guatemala does.  She works principally with folks who have no claim to land and live in the mountains (cerros).  I’ll try to get a hold of Laurinda in Honduras. Estamos terminando las actividades del año: última reunión de todos los coordinadores de pastoral familiar, últimas reuniones de las pequeñas comunidades, reunión de planificación para nuestra primera actividad de 2020, misa de Acción de … Continue reading Conversation between Mexico and Guatemala

Thanks-Giving and Retribution

by Francisco Herrerahttps://franciscoherreramusic.com/blog If the “Thanks Giving” story goes – that the original peoples helped the newcomer (“illegal immigrant”) survive, it is only fitting that the newcomer Give Thanks: re-tribute; pay tribute to those who saved them. One way to do it is to re-distribute the wealth the newcomer has amassed thanks to the original peoples. Then maybe, each year there should be a project – a political project, laws and budgets, orders of business, that follow the directives of First Nation thought and Practices, which respect each other’s ways of living together in this land mass we call the United … Continue reading Thanks-Giving and Retribution

Carta de una amiga

Mabel es una de nuestras colaboradoras. Por ello se presenta a tod@s. Entra en “equipo” para vernos a todas.   Me llamo Mabel y tengo 53 años. Nací y viví en Basauri, Vizcaya. Mis padres habían emigrado desde un pueblo de Burgos buscando trabajo y una vida mejor para su familia. Somos 4 hermanos, educados en colegios religiosos que, con la perspectiva que da el tiempo, fueron decisivos en nuestra formación posterior y en mi caso personal, germen de una espiritualidad sin convencionalismos sociales. Como mujer de los 80 pude ir a la universidad sin problemas, pude formarme como cristiana … Continue reading Carta de una amiga

Un año después

  Estamos celebrando el primer aniversario de este blog. Por ello, observando su trayectoria, le damos un toque de actualización histórica, geográfica, emocional… Cuando le dimos vida estábamos en Bélgica, preparando un proyecto que no fue adelante. Nos habían invitado a formar parte de un equipo con la misión de actualizar el Beguinato de Brujas, que fuera habitado y dirigido, de nuevo, por Beguinas del siglo XXI. Es precisamente este el calificativo que se le da a nuestra comunidad: SFCC (Sisters For Christian Community). Cuando el equipo nos dejó a mitad de camino, regresamos a España, repensando cómo podríamos mantener … Continue reading Un año después

Margaret Gonsalves, sfcc

Margaret Gonsalves belongs to the Sisters For Christian Community. She resides in India. She has done D. Min from GTU, Berkeley and trained yoga teacher for level 2. Active in church and theological fora [member of EWA (Ecclesia of Women in Asia) and IWTF (Indian Women Theologians Forum)].  For the empowerment of women, she offers residential programs in Spoken English and Sustainable Development Skills in India. She also offers creative retreats on Laudato Si and MADness (Music-Art-Dance) nationally and internationally. Presently busy guiding newly budding religious women’s congregations with theology classes and creative retreats. Dec 4, 2019 Alex Gorham c.jpg (Unsplash/Alex Gorham) For my birthday I … Continue reading Margaret Gonsalves, sfcc

DE GESTACIONES

                           Lenguaje típicamente femenino, resulta incluso extraño en contextos litúrgicos. De eso se trata, de visibilizar, dar nombre y con ello dar vida a tanta riqueza y sentido dejado en tinieblas, en la mentira, por intereses y mezquindades. El icono de Adviento, por excelencia, es el de una mujer gestante. La vida que está latiendo en ella es metáfora  para que comprendamos, tomemos consciencia de que en esa gestación estamos todos y todo. Se nos invita a entrar en ese silencio habitado, para experimentar, al unísono, el latido … Continue reading DE GESTACIONES

Fran Smith, sfcc, from México

My name is Frances Emily Smith. I was born in Norwalk, Ohio, on Feb.2, 1938. Ever since I was a child I felt a call to minister in Mexico. In my first community, Franciscans, I did outreach work with the many migrant farmworkers of the area. . . In 1987 I left the Tiffin, Ohio diocese and the Franciscans, and in 1987 I joined the Sisters for Christian Community.  In 1997 I met Roberto Cruz from Villa Garcia, Zacatecas, who invited me to his village to help the weavers find outlets for their rugs. This year I am celebrating 32 … Continue reading Fran Smith, sfcc, from México

5 things to love about Mexico and its paradoxical, enriching embrace

Nov 22, 2019 by Tracey Horan   Spirituality Tracey Horan Mexico 4 CROP.jpg A colorful celebration at our house with Sisters Pina and Engracia and Kino Border Initiative volunteer coordinator Lizzie (Provided photo) “Bring the tequila glasses — we’re celebrating!” my housemate exclaimed. It was just another Wednesday afternoon, but with a three-course meal on the table, including fresh-squeezed juice and bread from scratch, you’d think we were commemorating something monumental, not the fact that two of us were celebrating three months since the day of our arrival. New from NCR: EarthBeat. Reporting from the frontlines of the faith response to … Continue reading 5 things to love about Mexico and its paradoxical, enriching embrace

Lillanna Kopp 1919-2011, 100th Birthday Anniversary

November 25, 1919-November 25, 2010                                                    Lillanna Kopp died April 24, 2011. She was 91. Lillanna Kopp was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Bozeman, Mont. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Portland in 1937 and entered the Convent of the Sisters of Holy Names in Marylhurst and took the name Sister Mary Audrey with her vows. She earned degrees in education and psychology from Marylhurst College and Seattle University. She earned a doctorate degree in sociology from St. Louis University in 1960. She taught at St. Peter, Our Lady of the Lake, and The Madeleine School of the greater … Continue reading Lillanna Kopp 1919-2011, 100th Birthday Anniversary

from Geertje Kuipers in Culemborg: “Raakte je voor je gevoel vreugde en dankbaarheid onderweg kwijt, reik er naar uit en je herwint ze. Het bestaan hééft ons al geaccepteerd, ons alles om niet geschonken. Alomvattend is grace, niet te verliezen. Onuitputtelijk de hoeveelheid ervan. There is only grace. november 2019″ “If you feel you have lost joy and gratitude along the way, you may reach for it again, you will regain it. The ‘existence’ has already accepted us, our everything, for free. All-embracing is grace, not ever to be lost. Inexhaustible in quantity. There is only grace. november 2019” Continue reading