SFCC en Brooklyn: Sure we can, Seguro que podemos

Ana Martínez de Luco is an SFCC who has a dream in the city of New York. I want to introduce an extraordinary woman who leads an exceptional project. Ana Martinez de Luco founded eight years ago an NGO “Sure we Can” in Brooklyn dedicated to support homeless or very poor people living out of picking cans and empty bottles in Manhattan. The idea expanded in a major community project until developing in a center for recycling and sustainability, always in support of the “canners” who continuously bring their picks at the end of the day, to get some cash… … Continue reading SFCC en Brooklyn: Sure we can, Seguro que podemos

“El Mundo”: Ciencia y Salud Pellas por el clima: los adolescentes en lucha contra el cambio climático “No point going to school if our world is dying” BBC

Thousands of students skip school in Belgium to join a march demanding action on climate change. Detrás de la protesta están las jóvenes flamencas Kyra Gantois y Anuna de Wever. Junto con sus compañeros, grabaron un vídeo en el que … Continue reading “El Mundo”: Ciencia y Salud Pellas por el clima: los adolescentes en lucha contra el cambio climático “No point going to school if our world is dying” BBC

Celebration in Manila

It is 4:54 pm today, Sunday, January 27, in Manila, Philippines. We celebrate our commitments with our sisters: some as affiliates and other their final commitment in our SFCC community. As you can see, not only North Americans have come but also Africa, India … Vivianne, Columba, Shital … women from different continents to whom we feel deeply united despite the distance. We join in your celebration and soon we will tell more about the contents of the Assembly. The colorfulness, the joy in their faces, the warm atmosphere of Manila makes us think of a world more united, warmer, … Continue reading Celebration in Manila

EXPERIENCIA MISIONERA

Mi experiencia de vida africana fue fruto de la casualidad. Siempre he sentido un cariño especial hacia el continente africano. Desde mi infancia, quizá porque en el colegio nos hablaban de los pequeños negritos que se podían bautizar con una pequeña aportación económica, sentí que África era un continente asombroso y fascinante y ¿quién no ha querido ser misionero en su niñez? A finales de los años noventa, llegó a mi parroquia un joven seminarista ruandés, acogido en la República Centroafricana por el obispo cordobés Juan José Aguirre, quien le envió al seminario de Madrid a continuar sus estudios religiosos. … Continue reading EXPERIENCIA MISIONERA

International Assembly 2019

  Sudden Spring in Asia MANILA, PHILIPPINES  JANUARY 24-28, 2019 (Abajo en español) These days many of our SFCC have congregated in the Philippines for an Assembly. Sudden Spring is the book written by the foundress of the community and today 49 years later, are we experiencing another “spring”? This time looks like inquirers spring up from the Philippines, different countries in Africa, Latin America, Europe… Is the Ruah inviting us to respond to the same questions but in different contexts? It is evident that there is still a resistance in many of the Christian Churches to give to women the … Continue reading International Assembly 2019

News from the Benelux Region

Dear SFCCs because in a few days time our sisters will hold a second international assembly within a years time (six months ago Chicago–now Manila, The Philippines) —-we have never had more than one a year— I have prepared a report for our website conversations section and wish to share it with you, as followup to my conversation in July 2018, when I shared one or more of these developments with you. Still attempting to touch ground after the great Pentecost Spirit winds sweeping us in Spain, Portugal and the Benelux off our feet! The story continued into Fall and … Continue reading News from the Benelux Region

Como un sol a medianoche

 (English version below) El celibato es fecundidad, no es imposición, es elección de parte del Amado, para una intimidad y una tarea. El célibe no es mejor o peor, ¡es! Se le llama, se le invita, se le convoca a un estilo de vida en donde la prioridad es una relación de amor intensa y personal con el Dios de la Vida y del Amor. Hablamos de amor esponsalicio, de experiencia íntima, no intimista, que posibilita obras fecundas visibles o escondidas de gratuidad, entrega a pedazos del propio pan-Vida para que Dios disfrute de nuestra amistad y las personas reciban el … Continue reading Como un sol a medianoche