Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Our NGO, Partnership for Global Justice is calling for action on two items.
  1. The UN Commission on Social Development begins meeting February 1. Partnership is looking for people interested in signing a letter supporting the idea of a Social Protection Floor.
  2. Add your voice to the preparation of the 2012 Earth Summit being held in June.
 You can find information on both items at our Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/clunyusacanada


For more information on our NGO go to: http://www.partnershipforglobaljustice.com/
The Province of USA and Canada holds a membership with Partnership for Global Justice, an NGO working in our name at the United Nations. The Mission Statement of the group is as follows: Partnership for Global Justice is a network of religious congregations, other groups and individuals grounded in Gospel values. We stand in solidarity with those who are oppressed, foster justice for earth, and reverence the diversity of world cultures. Therefore we commit to develop a global consciousness through educational programs, advocacy and participation with the United Nations. We commit ourselves:

  • To stand in solidarity with the suffering of those on the underside of history by joining oppressed peoples in their struggle for justice and working for equitable global systems,
  • To live in kinship with nature by promoting earth literacy and working for ecological sustainability,
  • To promote the wisdom of all cultures and traditions by educating for global citizenship and providing basic education for all,
  • To participate in a movement from separation to communion by facilitating communion among the world's faith traditions and developing and fostering a global spirituality.
On a regular basis our NGO reports to us the work they are doing and more importantly calls us to act on various issues. Membership is available for individuals/students as well as for groups. The website is listed above and on our LINKS. The Partnership for Global Justice blog is at: http://partnershipforglobaljustice.wordpress.com/



Sunday, January 29, 2012



January 29 to February 5 is Catholic Schools Week and a busy week at Cluny School, Newport, Rhode Island and it began today with an Open House. Cluny students were present to give guided tours of the Pre-K to 8 Grade School. Watch for more news of the events taking place at the school this week.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Province of USA and Canada holds certain ministries in a CIRCLE OF LOVE. These ministries, for the most part, are sponsored by or founded by religious congregations and focus on assisting women and children.  The Province supports these ministries through prayer and financial donations. The ministries in our Circle of Love are:
Cluny School, Newport, Rhode Island; Human Trafficking Newsletter, Internet; Sophia Academy, Providence, Rhode Island; Mary Star of the Sea Christian Care, San Pedro, California; Lucy's Hearth, Middletown, Rhode Island; Safe House for Trafficked Women, Los Angeles, California; Wisdom's Way, LCWR Region 1; Sts. Peter and Paul Poverty Program, Wilmington, California; Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton, Ontario; Portuguese Support Services, Hamilton, Ontario; Whitesville Food Pantry, Whitesville, West Virgina.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012


One hundred and twenty-five Cluny Sisters recently gathered in Salem, India for a Cluny Pan-India Assembly. Sister Morag Collins, Superior General, along with General Councillors, Sisters Claire Houareau, Marie-Madaleine Lepcha, Bernadette Pinto and Clare Stanley traveled from Paris, France for the event. The sisters present represented our sisters in the Provinces of South India; South-East India; South-West India; North East India and Nepal; North India and the Plains. Watch for more news on this gathering. More pictures.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Students and Staff of Cluny School, Newport, RI recently held a fundraiser and raised $500 which they have donated to our Cluny Schools in Haiti. We are still in the midst of repairing the schools after the devastating earthquake in January of 2010. As CLUNY we are all one family and we thank the staff and students of our Newport school for caring about our Cluny Schools in Haiti. Follow the link to go to the website of Cluny School, Newport.                  www.clunyschool.org     

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sahr David Banga, student of a Free the Children school
Use the link below to check out Free the Children. Cluny Sisters work with this organization in Kono, Sierra Leone. Make sure to watch the YouTube video. One of our sisters, Sister Clare Stanley does some of the narration. Sister Clare is a Sierra Leoneon herself and is currently serving our congregation as a General Councillor.

http://www.freethechildren.com/whatwedo/international/countries/sierraleone/

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The January issue of our co-sponsored Stop Trafficking newsletter is now available.
Go to www.stopenslavement.org to download the PDF file!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sister Ena Maguire at orphanage in Guadalajara
The latest issue of Cluny Connections (Winter 2012) is now available online. Click on the link below to download your own copy! This issue checks in with Sister Ena Maguire and  visits Cluny in NEW ZEALAND!

http://www.clunyusandcanada.org/pages/cluny_news_newsletter.html